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LIVE YOUR DREAM

Education & Training Awards for Women

Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

 

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams

Oprah Winfrey

 

OUR IMPACT

Since 1972, Soroptimist International has distributed more than $30 million in education awards to 30,000 women making a better life for themselves and their families.

86%

of recipients completed their education and improved their standard of living

"My dream is to earn a bachelor's degree and eventually a masters in order to leave all these hardships behind. I want to show my children that even through all the messy obstacles it can be done, and goals can be reached" - Sandra, past recipient

74%

of recipients who completed their educational degree or certification secured higher-paying employment

"I would like to build a stable life for my children’s future, raise them until they grow up to be fine adults, and live my precious life. Without ever forgetting that Soroptimist gave me the scholarship and a lot of courage, I will continue to do my best in whatever I do." - Pachara, past recipient

93%

of recipients report the award has increased their self-esteem

"I have now gained the confidence and hope to dream again"- Lucia, past recipient