Live Your Dream Awards
Application Deadline: November 15th, 2020
Ready to begin a new life?
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.
You are eligible to apply for the Soroptimist 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.
Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
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.
Why we do it:
Education is the pathway to economically empowering women and girls.
Since it’s chartering in 2015, Soroptimist International Simi Valley has presented over $27,000 in awards. This year we are awarding up to $2,000 to each of our recipients. The first place recipient will become eligible for a region-level award of up to an additional $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.
In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.
Please contact our Live Your Dream Awards Chair with any questions!
“If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is WOMEN!”
- Desmond Tutu
EDUCATE. EMPOWER. ENABLE.
Providing women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
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