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Scholarships & Awards

In support of our core mission and the goals of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Soroptimist International of Long Beach (SILB) has an ongoing commitment increase access to education for women and girls through the following projects:


Group photo of 2014 Winners of Scholarships from Soroptimist International of Long Beach

Group photo: 2014 Winners of Scholarships from Soroptimist International of Long Beach

Gladdes B. Neff Soroptimist Scholarship Fund – Scholarships for students at California State University Long Beach in the last year of study for a degree in a health care field. Deadline for this scholarship is February 13. For further information, please contact the College of Health and Human Services at CSULB.

Katherine White, M.D. Scholarship – Honors Dr. Katherine White, a dedicated leader in Soroptimist International of Long Beach for 42 years. The honoree is a student who has successfully overcome personal adversity and is also a prior Soroptimist scholarship winner.

Scholarships – Scholarships for students at Long Beach City College, high school students, and Women in Philanthropy at California State University, Long Beach.

Cash Awards

Live Your Dream Award (Formerly Women’s Opportunity Award) – Cash grants for women heads of households, seeking to improve their employment status by gaining additional education and skills. Click for application information.

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach – SILB provides an annual grant to Meals on Wheels to support their mission of meal delivery to elderly and disabled homebound persons.