Each year, our club selects a recipient to receive a $1,000 local-level Live Your Dream Award. Our local recipient will automatically be considered for regional and international level awards which could lead to an additional $15,000 in cash to help offset the cost of tuition, books, loans, daycare, rent, groceries, transportation, and more!

    This award will help me continue my education and graduate, so that I can provide a good example for my children and give back to my community
    — Sara, 2017 Live Your Dream Award Recipient

    Eligibility Requirements

    You are eligible to apply for the Live Your Dream Awards if you are a woman who:

    • Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
    • Has financial need.
    • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
    • Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
    • Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
    • Does not have a graduate degree.
    • Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
    • Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.)