CURRENT SOROPTIMIST OF LAS CRUCES AWARDS
ELIGIBILITY: ATTENDED A DREAM IT, BE IT GIRLS LIFE SKILLS CONFERENCE WITHIN THE PAST 6 YEARS
ELIGIBILITY: IN COLLEGE OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & PRIMARY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR YOUR FAMILY
2019: Olga Ramirez, Martha Minor, and Ruth Lawson
2018: Lizette Martinez and Roxanne Rosales
2017: Agni Guerro and Marina Lucero
2016: Lisa Robles and Shelley Rodriguez
2015: Lourdes Garcia
2014: Khadijih Mitchel
50 YEARS OF SUPPORTING EDUCATION IN LAS CRUCES
Originally awarded to college students and known as the Louise Garrett Award (1977-2011), it became the SILC Scholarship Award (2008-2017). In 2018 due to it's similarity to the Live Your Dream Award it was decided to repackage this club-specific award to serve high school girls overcoming the costs of entering college. It is currently the Dream It, Be It Continuing Education Award (2018-Present).
WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITY AWARD/
TRAINING AWARDS PROGRAM
The Training Awards Program (1990-1997) became the Women's Opportunity Award (1998-2104), then the Live Your Award (2014-Present) when Soroptimist of the Americas launched the Dream programs. Live Your Dream winners at the local level advance to regional events where they can win up to $10,000 in additional awards.
In the wake of the 1970's Women's Lib movement came the Women Helping Women Award (1970-1971), then the Women of Distinction Award (1972-2005), and finally to the Ruby Award (2009-2017). In 2018 Soroptimists of the Americas decided to focus on educational programs and phased out this award.
For eleven years there was also the Youth Citizenship Awards (1984-1995) given in recognition of outstanding contributions made by young people to home, school, community, county and the world.