Our Programs

 

Live Your Dream! Award

Women who are single parents or head of households pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, graduate, or vocational/technical degree may be eligible to apply for the Live Your Dream! Education Award.

The winner of the Live Your Dream! Award will receive a $4,000 education grant that can be used for tuition, childcare, books, or other needs as a student enrolled in a program. Winner of the local club award will be referred to the Soroptimist Northwestern Region for the opportunity to be selected for additional award money. To apply, please visit the Soroptimist portal and complete the application.

Application due by November 15, 2019

 

Avys Hathaway Scholarship Endowment Award

The Avys Hathaway Scholarship Endowment Award honors a longtime Soroptimist member who contributed her artistic skills to Soroptimist Seattle-Metro for many decades. The $5,000 award is for a woman who is a single parent or head of household, pursuing a graduate or bachelor’s degree. Two reference letters must be submitted with the application.

Questions? Please email Awards Co-Chairs, Pat (pgseattle@q.com) or  Melanie (melanie.dynamikspace.com@gmail.com).

Due Date

November 15, 2019

Application

Avys Hathaway Application (Google form)

Reference Form (Google form)

 
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Dream It, Be It

This program gives girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals, empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse. Although all girls face barriers because of their gender, we prioritize working with girls who have additional obstacles including poverty, unstable home lives, living in foster care, or teen motherhood. SISM works in partnership with female high school students in Seattle to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.

Active: Winter 2019-2020

 

Secret Shopper Holiday Giving Program

During the holidays, SISM partners with the City of Seattle, Aging and Disability Services to provide holiday gifts for disadvantaged senior women living alone. Items on the wish lists include gloves, socks, winter coats, bed linens, personal items and grocery gift cards. Here is how you can help:

1) Make a donation and we will do the shopping for you. Your donation will go towards wish list items, a grocery gift card and a gift bag with household goods for each woman. You may donate online or send a check to our club address: PO Box 2676, Seattle, WA 98111. Please include a note indicating you would like the funds to go toward the Secret Shopper Program.

2) Donate items. If through your business or other organization you are able to donate new items such as bed linens or grocery cards and bus tickets, please let us know. We will be in touch to discuss your possible donation.

100% of all money donated is intended to fund the Secret Shopper program. However, if additional money remains after this, it will be used to assist women and children through referrals from other local agencies.

Active:

Winter 2019