The Live Your Dream Awards present a transformative opportunity for women who aspire to overcome financial barriers and pursue their educational and career dreams. With three levels of cash awards, the program aims to support women who are the primary financial providers for themselves and their dependents.
- Amount: $16,000 (potential award for finalists)
- Intended Use: For college tuition or other post-secondary programs
To be eligible for the Live Your Dream Awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Financial Support Role: Provide the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents. Dependents may include children, spouse, partner, siblings, and/or parents.
- Financial Need: Demonstrate financial need, highlighting the challenges faced in pursuing education and career goals.
- Educational Enrollment: Be enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
- Motivation: Exhibit strong motivation to achieve educational and career aspirations.
- Residency: Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories.
- Previous Awards: Have not previously received a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
- Graduate Degree: Do not possess a graduate degree.
- Soroptimist Affiliation: Not be a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas, or an immediate family member of either.
- Eligible applicants can submit their applications between August 1 and November 15.
- Detail the financial support role, financial need, educational enrollment, motivation, residency, and confirm the absence of a graduate degree and Soroptimist affiliation in your application.
- Await the notification of successful applicants who will be notified of their selection to receive the $16,000 scholarship.
The Live Your Dream Awards empower women to overcome financial obstacles, providing a pathway to achieve their education and career goals. By recognizing the importance of supporting women as primary financial providers, this initiative contributes to creating opportunities for a brighter future. Apply between August 1 and November 15 to take the first step toward realizing your dreams.