Live Your Dream


S Club

S Club is run through your school where we help you get set up with your officers.  The S Club can help make a difference for other teen girls.


Youth Leadership Award


Eligible applicants are young women who: 

• are currently between the ages of 14 and 18 

• have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it 

• have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers

Soroptimist employees and the immediate families of both are ineligible. Applications must be submitted directly to Soroptimist International of Monroe County.

Deadline: January 30th

Completed applications and any supporting materials must be received by the above date. 

If you know of someone qualified for this award please contact us for an application. 


Live Your Dream Award


The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.

This award assists women ages 18 or older 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. 

The application period is open now through November 15. Please click on the link below for instructions on how to apply.

Virginia Wagner Award


The Virginia Wagner Award is specific to those states in the Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. This award is granted to those women who display effort toward education, have done volunteer work in the community, and demonstrate financial need. This award was established by the Soroptimist International Midwest Region in honor and memory of Virginia Wagner, a former Soroptimist club member and physician at Riley's Children Hospital.

The application period is open now through January 15. Click the button below to download the application. Fill in each writeable field completely, and be sure to sign your name at the bottom. Please send completed application with all supporting required documentation to the SI Monroe County Email address or mail to:
SIMC    P.O Box 1121     Monroe, MI 48161

Helen Applin Award


The Helen Applin Award is presented to women who have been nominated for their contribution to the community through either volunteering and/or staring a program that benefits our community.  

To be eligible: 

You cannot have received this award before

You cannot be a club member or a family member of a member of Soroptimist club member.

To nominate someone for this award, please reach out to Pricilla Hutra at

Previous Year Winners

Youth Leadership 2019 Winner

Kathryn C. Thornton, Monroe High School

Alexia Langton, Airport High School

Live Your Dream 2019 Winner

1st Place, Katie Lay

Runner Up, BethAnne Thompson

2nd Runner Up, Amber Lott

Virginia Wagner 2019 Winner

1st Place Winner Riley Delben

Runner Up, Jennifer Freeman

2nd Runner Up, Allison Abel

Helen Applin 2019 Winner

Donna Cherba of Monroe Michigan

Virginia Oliver of Carleton Michigan