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Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

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HomeLive Your Dream

In 2018-2019, Soroptimist awarded over $2.6 million to 1,655 women through Live Your Dream

From one Soroptimist Twin Cities Live Your Dream 2019 Award winner - "I received the SI Award and check in the mail today thank you so much! I feel so honored. My daughter is doing a lot better and I really appreciate you working with us I would love to meet and talk with you all in the future. Thank you for all you do!"

Apply for the Live Your Dream Award
The applications deadline for 2020 is November 15, 2019

Over half of our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. 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. 

Past Live Your Dream Award Winners were surveyed across the country and report the :

  • 87% improved their standard of living for themselves and their dependents
  • 93% have increased self-esteem
  • 67% completed their education secured higher-paying employment
  • 93% are a role model for their dependents
  • 53% have past experiences with domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking, and/or prostitution
  • 97% report now living in a safe environment

To be eligible, winners must be women who provide primary support for their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program. To verify eligibility, please review the requirements

Questions? Please send an email to our awards chair, Kelly at