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WISE (Women Investing in Successful Education) is our signature program.  Check out all of our award at this link:  WISE Program


Note that most of our applications are writeable pdf documents.  To learn how to use,
click here.


Live Your Dream Award   

Soroptimist International (SI) Phoenix will be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Live Your Dream Award program, July 15th to November 15th.  The award program was established in 1972 to assist women heads of household in obtaining skills training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family.  Each year Soroptimist clubs in 19 countries and territories assist women by awarding 1 to 3 winners. 


Applications for the award program will be accepted July 1st, 2018 through November 15th, 2018.  To apply you must complete the application form and have two references (not family members).  You can click the following links to complete the documents: 2018-2019 LYDA Application and LYDA Reference Form.  Email completed documents to or click on Contact Us for more information.  

If you would rather complete the form online, you can do so at   Soroptimist LYDA Application.  After you put in your zip code, choose the Phoenix club so we get your application!


LYDA is Soroptimist’s major service project.  To be eligible, winners must be women who provide primary support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program.   Applicants may apply for this award from only one Soroptimist club.   

The 2018-2019 award cycle is open. 



 Young Man/Young Woman Award


Cash awards given jointly with the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club.
SI Phoenix works with the City of Phoenix Youth Commission and the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club to recognize two outstanding high school youths and district finalists who have demonstrated scholarship and citizenship.  The program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth. 
The 2018 award has been completed. 

Contact Us to complete an application.






Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls.
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