Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women

Live Your Dream Awards

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their family by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Each year, more than $2 million in educational grants are awarded to more than 1,500 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Only residents of Soroptimist International of the Americas' member countries and territories are eligible to apply.

Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, we've distributed more than $30 million in education grants to 30,000 women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.

Interested in applying for the Live Your Dream Awards: The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 - November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.!

Soroptimist Dream Award—Helping Women Achieve Their Dreams