Chicago Suburbs --Women who currently attend G.E.D. courses and who are seeking financial assistance to complete certification can now obtain an application for this award. The G.E.D. Grant is Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago's cash award that honors the women completing their equivalency to improve their lives and those of their family. Applications are available by contacting Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago (SISC) via e-mail at SISC will give two cash awards that cover the cost of the test. Deadline for completed applications is January 15, 2018. Funds will be issued to the recipient as needed. The winners will be honored at an event in May attended by all the award and grant winners.

Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago is a volunteer organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Founded in 1989, the Suburban Chicago club is part of Soroptimist International which has almost 80,000 members in more than 120 countries and territories who contribute time and financial support to community-based projects that benefit women.

In addition to the G.E.D. Grant, Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago has two additional awards for women. For more information about the awards, our local programs and Soroptimism visit our web site at .