Virginia Wagner Educational Award honors a woman who is enrolled in a university degree program, i.e., Bachelor, Master or Doctorate program and shows effort toward scholarship and has done volunteer work in the community and/or school and has a financial need. DEADLINE: January 15 of each year.





Please forward your questions to our

 Virginia Wagner Co-Chair's

Elizabeth Lucas

elspetpeabo@gmail.com

or

Diana Langlois, Co-Chair at

dilang58@comcast.net

or

Maddy Jeffs, Co-Chair at

mjeffs@frontier.com



Live Your Dream honors a woman who is going to school to improve employment opportunities and is head of household, enrolled in a training or educational program and has financial need.  You cannot have a college degree and be eligible for LYD.  

This is the signature award of Soroptimist International of the Americas. It is awarded to women around the world. Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe is proud to make a difference in the lives of women and girls and to help them Live Their Dream.


Applications may be submitted online through the Soroptimist website between July 1 and November 15 of each year





Please forward your questions to our

Liver Your Dream Co-Chair's

Bette Lepouttre

elepouttre@gmail.com 

or

Carolyn Barth

barth1030@aol.com

for more information about this award click here

Many of our winner's have went on to win at the regional level for an additional $5,000

The Ruby Award ..acknowledges a woman who has made a significant difference improving the lives of women and girls.  DEAD LINE February 28th.

 


virginia wagner Educational award



Soroptimist

International of

Grosse Pointe (SIGP)

Ashley Noqueira

SigP Live your dream Award winner goes on to win at the international level.

This year a second-place winner was chosen.  She is Ashley Noqueira, a single Mother who had many medical challenges.  Rising above these challenges, she enrolled in St. Clair College to pursue Paralegal Studies with Family Law to be added (Law Society of Upper Canada).  With this she plans to practice as a paralegal once she gets her licensing requirements and incorporate Family Law as it becomes a part of the Canadian scope of practice.  Ultimately, she wants to pursue becoming a lawyer and practice Family Law.

Jenelle Lefief - Founder of Phoemale

live your dream winners

ruby award winner

2019 award winners 

Christy Baumeister

The first prize of $3,000 was awarded to Kimberly Frendo.  Kimberly is a single mother of two children.

Besides being a community volunteer, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Wayne State University through the Macomb-Wayne Advantage Program.


The first-place awardee of $3,000 this year is Tara Zilli, a proud Mother of three, who is attending Macomb Community College to obtain an Associate’s degree in nursing. Her plan is to eventually go on to get her Bachelor’s degree in nursing and would like to work where she can serve kids and teens.

Kimberly Frendo

virginia wagner winner

Sister Theresa Maynard of

Gianna House


Congratulations to SIGP Live Your Dream (LYD) Award Winner, Sara Mai Baker, who not only won at the Midwestern Regional level, she has now gone on to win the LYD Federation level award. SIA president, Rosemary Reid notified Sara that she won.  Midwestern Region Governor, Vivian Walczesky, notified SIGP the fabulous news that Sara had won the award.  Since there is not a SIA convention this year, Sara will be presented with the LYD award certificate by Midwestern Region’s Governor, Vivian Walczesky at SIGP’s June business meeting.
 
WHEN ROSEANNE  SPOKE TO SARA SHE WAS LITERALLY IN TEARS. SHE IS SO THANKFUL AND JUST OVERWHELMED BY THIS MONETARY SUPPORT AND THE FACT THAT ALL THESE WOMEN ARE BEHIND HER. SHE REALLY CAN'T BELIEVE IT.
 

Christy Baumeister won second prize of $2,000.From the age of 8, Christy has had a love for the fine arts, theatre and music. She plans to use this gift to finish a Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Business in Arts degree. Long range her dream is to bring fine arts to small communities, ultimately her community in Sanilac County, Michigan.

Sister Theresa Maynard was awarded a $500 donation to Gianna House which accommodates up to six teen residents, 13-17 years of age and their infants. Gianna House also serves as a pregnancy center for all pregnant woman, providing them with an alternative to abortion, to increase the number of full-term healthy babies and to decrease the high infant mortality rate.

Jenelle Lefief was awarded a $500 donation to be forwarded to Phoemale to be used to help Gosse Pointe women at the grass roots level rebuild their lives after going through difficult situations.


Tara Zilli

Please forward your questions to our 

Ruby Award Co-Chair's

Laura McCourt,

lauraleecook@yahoo.com

or

Rosann Morrow

atrosanne723@comcast.net