• 05 MAR 18
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    Live Your Dream

    Live Your Dream

    On February 15th, BVCHD’s Brandie Zapotosky won the winner of Big Bear Lake Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award!

    The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

    Each year, more than $2.1 million in education grants are awarded to nearly 1,500 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. 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.

    In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need. Also, please note only residents of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries and territories are eligible to apply for the educational grants.

    The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.

    Additionally on 2/19/2018 Brandie Zapotosky was chosen as a District 2 winner! She will now move on to the Regional judging, and has a chance to represent BVCHD, Big Bear, Soroptimist and strong women everywhere, we wish you the BEST of luck!

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