Live Your Dream Awards


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 if you:

are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents,

are attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program, and

have financial need.

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.

2020 Live Your Dream Award Winners


Live Your Dream Awards Chair

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



Providing women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.


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