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Live Your Dream Awards Banquet

The Live Your Dream Banquet is an annual event held each spring to award and recognize outstanding women and students in our community.  Approximately $10,000 in awards are granted each year from Soroptimist of Hanford. Some recipients are eligible for additional awards at the Region and National levels.  For more information regarding the awards list below email us at  

Live Your Dream:  Education & Training Awards for Women  

The 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. 

Quick Facts

• Each year, Soroptimist International of Hanford awards $5,000 to assist Kings County women.

• 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.

• Many recipients have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse.

• The awards may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation.

Women Helping Women Award

This award honors women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.  Clubs submit an entry to region level where the region selects a woman to honor at the region conference. Soroptimist of Hanford makes a contribution in the recipients honor to an organization of their choosing.

Do you know of deserving woman in Kings County?  Contact us for more information and a nomination form.

Outstanding Community Partner

This award recognizes a local organization partnering with Soroptimist of Hanford to achieve our mission to improve the lives of women and girls. Contact us for more information and a nomination form.

“S” Club Scholarship Awards 

Soroptimist of Hanford sponsors and supports the "S" Clubs at each of high schools in Hanford Joint Union High School District.  “S" Club is a club for high school students interested in improving the status of women and girls in their community. "S" Clubs strive to build communities through service and to prepare members to assume leadership roles in the business and professional world.

Each year Soroptimist of Hanford awards $3,000 in scholarships to "S" Club members.  Scholarship applicants must obtain an application through their high school guidance office.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Girls State is the premier program for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for rights as a citizen.  Participants in the program run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.  Girls attending high school in Hanford should contact their school counselor for more information.


Interested in applying for the Live Your Dream Award?  Click on one of the links below.

Award Application Form
Award Reference Form 

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