The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly known as the Women's Opportunity Awards) 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. Applicant must be a female who provides the primary financial support for herself and her dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents. Must be able to demonstrate financial need, be enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and motivated to achieve her education and career goals.
Applicants must not previously have been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award. Must not have a graduate degree and must not be a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either. The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 - November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.