The Live Your Dream (LYD) Education & Training Awards Program is a Soroptimist  “signature” program.

It is intended to assist disadvantaged 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. There are no restrictions on the use of the funds which may be used for any financial requirements our winner has.

Two awards are given each year. The 1st place award is $3500. and the 2nd place award is $1500.

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The deadline to apply for the 2021 award is November 15th 2020. The application portal opens on August 1st 2020.

The application is located on this page

Information about the awards and Frequently asked questions can be found at this link

Each year, more than $1.5 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of the organization. SI Peterborough currently gifts our two recipients with $5000 to support their on-going education.

Winners at the local level have the opportunity to participate in Regional and potentially Federation level judging for additional support.