Live Your Dream Award



Heather Day (1st place)

Tracy LaVelle  (2nd place)

Amanda Smith (3rd place)

Kristy Nebeker (4th place)

Marialice Zegarra (Jeanne's Happy Heart Award

Joanne Milien  (Jeanne's Happy Heart Award)

Click here to learn more about the global impact of Live Your Dream Awards

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training  Awards for Women program has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. 

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are a woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself
    and  your dependents

  • are attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational
    skills training program

  • have financial need

The Live Your Dream Award begins with a cash award at the Club level of $1,000 +. The winner then becomes eligible to compete at District and Region levels for two $3,000 and one $5,000 award from the Soroptimist Foundation. Each year 29 region-level first place awards are distributed through SIA headquarters. From these 29 winners, three federation finalists are selected to receive $10,000 each.


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