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Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, WA  

SI/Friday Harbor (Northwestern Region) is the local club of a world-wide service organization whose mission provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.  Locally, our club supports our community through members' service 
and we raise funds to support our varied programs. 

Attention Women of San Juan County!

The award-winning live YOUR dream Awards program helps women who provide the primary financial support for their families gain the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

The award-winning live YOUR dream Awards program helps women who provide the primary financial support for their families gain the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

This award helps women in overcoming personal difficulties and bettering their lives through education and training. In addition to our $4,000 local award, winning applicants may qualify for further funding from regional and international offices of Soroptimist. 

The recipient may use the cash award to offset any costs of higher education, such as tuition, books, childcare, or transportation.

Each year, more than $2.8 million in education grants are disbursed through the
live YOUR  dre
am Awards program to over 1,700 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, the death of a spouse, and/or substance abuse.

You are eligible to apply for this award if you:

are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents.  Dependents can include      children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.


are enrolled in or have been accepted to an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program.


        have financial need.    

(graduate degree holders are not eligible for this award)

Prior to filling out your application, we strongly encourage you to view the ‘Quick Tips for Applying’ video on the Soroptimist International of the Americas website to which you will be directed when clicking on the "Apply" button at the top of this page.

For your convenience, you can also download and print the live YOUR  dream Application and Reference below.  This downloadable form has the Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor club information needed for the first section of the application.  A printed version may help you better gather the information needed for the application.

If you have questions and/or need help, please click here:

Note: Soroptimists, their immediate family members, and previous recipients of Soroptimist awards are not eligible to apply.  

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What is a Soroptimist?

The name Soroptimist was coined from the Latin word soror meaning sister, and optima meaning best. And so Soroptimist is perhaps best
interpreted as 'the best for women'.
Our mission and goals are guided by the
overall vision of 
Soroptimist International,
Soroptimist International of the Americas 

Soroptimist International Northwestern Region.

How We Serve

We serve our community through our programs. Our focus is the empowerment of women and girls to live their dreams by giving them the resources to create positive change for themselves, their families, their communities, and the world. Some of our programs serve the broader community through support of needs unique to San Juan County, WA.

Our Supporters

We are grateful to the many individuals and businesses that donate to our organization by giving a percentage of sales or profit, making direct donations, and participating in our auctions, as donors of goods, or bidders.

It is through the support of our community that we are able to make a difference in the lives of
women and their families in our community.

Business Meeting

Business Meetings provide a time for committee updates and other important business 

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Speaker Meeting

Held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, we invite community leaders to inform us of important news and information about our local community

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We connect with other Soroptimist Sisters at regional and national conferences

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We couldn't do all we do, without your support.  Please join us at upcoming Fundraising events.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
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