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., 2nd place award is $1500. and 3rd place $1000.

Please note the deadline on

The next deadline to apply for the Live Your Dream Award is November 15th 2021. The application portal opens on August 1st 2021. The awards will be presented in the Spring 2022.

The application is located on this page

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