Women’s Education Scholarship Awards
This year SITM presented scholarships to six undergraduate and four graduate students. Each had interrupted their education when “life” intervened but are now actively pursuing their careers through higher education.
On May 23, SITM awarded providing scholarships to four graduating seniors who have expressed great desire to further their education and who also have significant financial need. We also awarded Shopping Sprees to five Unsung Heroes who represent the very best in our community.
Meet This Years’ Recipients
Save the Date
September 30th, 2023
Six Awarded Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award
Live Your Dream is a unique Soroptimist education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. On February 2, SITM honored six local women who are pursuing their education despite significant hardship. Caitlin Lehr received our first place Live Your Dream Award and her application was forwarded to Sierra Nevada Region for additional consideration. Additional awards were presented to Joakima Hllard, Yarely Barajas, LaTara Misher, Rebecca Dennis and Kristen Schroeder.
Our guest speaker was Yulisa Mendez, a former recipient of both a Live Your Dream award and SITM’s Dreams Moving Forward scholarship.
In its 50th year, the Live Your Dream Award program of Soroptimist International of the Americas is intended for women who are the primary financial support of themselves and their dependents, have a financial need, and are enrolled or accepted into a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree. 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. Since 1998 SITM has disbursed $49,646 to 40 women as part of this program. More Info
Who are Soroptimists?
Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows is part of Soroptimist International, a worldwide organization of women that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
SITM achieves its mission through a variety of projects including local adult and youth scholarships, a yearly Thanks To Youth celebration, a STEM program for local middle school girls, educational support for girls in Thulipokhari, Nepal and numerous other local and international projects.
In 2020-21 we:
- Donated $116,713 to the community and Soroptimist projects
- Provided 3,346 Volunteer hours raising funds and supporting community projects
- Details are in our 2020-21 Year In Review
Happy Dollars for June go to
CARE Chest is a nonprofit agency serving individuals in need by providing medical resources free of charge
SITM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
Year in Review
Summary of SITM’s Achievements