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CURRENT SOROPTIMIST OF LAS CRUCES AWARDS


ELIGIBILITY: ATTENDED A DREAM IT, BE IT GIRLS LIFE SKILLS CONFERENCE WITHIN THE PAST 6 YEARS

2018:Estrella Sicarios


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-) 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 Soroptimist of the Americas decided to focus on education awards 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.