ALGONA | Women who provide the primary financial support for their families and seek financial assistance to return to school can apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards, one of Soroptimist International of Algona Club’s signature service projects.

One recipient is eligible to receive a $1,000 cash award for costs associated to attain higher education (including books, childcare or transportation). Club recipients become eligible for region-level awards or international level.

Completed applications and two reference forms, must be returned to Soroptimist International of Algona by Nov. 15, 2017. To obtain an application, contact Rhonda Ostwald (515.395.7266, or go online at

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program has disbursed more than $25 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, or other life challenges.

Soroptimist International of Algona is a volunteer service organization for professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.