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Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2 million in education grants to about 1,500 women all over the world.

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 :

  • 96% have increased sense of self-esteem and self-confidence
  • 64% have earning an educational degree/certification
  • 36% are still working towards an educational degree/certification
  • 69% of have securing higher-paying employment
  • 72% of enjoy an improved standard of living for themselves and their dependents.
  • 93% are a role model for their dependents.

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