The Education Foundation has been established to support the education of women in developing countries.

Applications for support must be recommended by a Soroptimist club, members of SI Africa or SI Europe.


In 1985, the Norwegian Union started a foundation and offered its first grant in 1990. The primary goal of this foundation is to promote, through funding, the education and training of women who otherwise would not have the financial resources needed to continue their education. The support of women’s education in developing countries is at the heart of this foundation.



On behalf of the  Norwegian Union, we are pleased once again to invite SI Africa and SI Europe clubs in developing countries to submit applications for the academic year 2022/2023.

The education applied for must take place in the applicant’s home country.

Based on our by-laws, Soroptimists and their family members are not eligible.


Application forms for 2022/2023 will be available at the eligible local Soroptimist clubs from December 1st 2021.


The deadline for applications is February 15th 2022.

The Education Foundation of SI Union of Norway,