Manassas Soroptimists to Offer Cash Grant

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Provided by Soroptimist International of Manassas

Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Applications are available by contacting Jamilah Dalton at jamilah.dalton@gmail.com. The application deadline is January 15, 2017.

The Manassas club will provide a $2,500 cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist South Atlantic Region level, where recipients could receive up to an additional $5,000. The program culminates at the national level with three finalist $10,000 awards.

Recipients can use the Live Your Dream Award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. This includes tuition, books, childcare, transportation or any other education-related expense.

The Live Your Dream Award provides more than $1.6 million in cash grants to head-of-household women in need each year. Since the program’s inception in 1972, approximately $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.

Founded in 1956, the Manassas club is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Manassas members join with almost 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls. For more information about how Soroptimist International of Manassas improves the lives of women and girls, visit simanassas.org.

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