Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.8 million worldwide in education awards to about 1,700 women all over the world. Soroptimist International of Gresham has awarded over $80,000 in grants over the past ten years to dozens of deserving and inspirational applicants.
Over half of our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.