Education and Training Awards for Women

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, about $30 million in education grants have been disbursed to assist tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.
 
Application portal for "Live Your Dream" closes November 15th.
 
 
The Live Your Dream Scholarship Program is available to women heads of household with dependents who have returned to school to further their education.
 

Preparing your application

Here are a few things you can do to prepare your application:

  • Plan who your references will be: No need to collect letters; we provide an online reference form. Until then, think about who your two biggest cheerleaders are ... they can be mentors, teachers, counselors, supervisors, colleagues, or case managers.
  • Draft your personal statement: The Live Your Dream Awards are all about helping women who have faced obstacles on the path to living their dreams. Since 1972, the award has provided tens of thousands of women with cash grants to help them achieve their educational and career goals. In 750 words or less, tell us how you think this could help you live your dream.
  • Mark your calendar: The Application Portal is open August 1 - November 15 each year.

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