Live Your Dream Award

The Live Your Dream award assists 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.

Congratulations 2022-23 Live Your Dream winners, Jacqueline, Maria, Alisha, April and Joiee!

We awarded 1st place winner Jacqueline $1,000, 2nd place winner Maria, $500 and 3rd & 4th place winners April and Joiee, $125 each at our Awards Luncheon on 5/20/2023 at Cattlemen’s Restaurant!

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women—just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around. Video

Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. The program begins on the club level, where award amounts vary. Our club awards $500-$1000. Club recipients become eligible to receive region-level awards, which are granted through Soroptimist’s 28 geographic regions. Currently, each Soroptimist region grants one first place award for $5,000, a 2nd place award for $3,000 and several $1000 awards.

Application steps video, application tips video and click here tips for filling out the financial section of the application

Applications and references must be signed and received by 11/15/2023.  Apply here

The 2023-24 application portal is open NOW!.

If you have difficulties with the online application portal, you may apply by filling out this .pdf application form. Make sure to give at least two references this required .pdf reference form to complete

Download the Live Your Dream Flier and share with friends! 23-24 LYD Flyer

Contact Info:

Pamela Reed