The Soroptimist Core Service is “to assist marginalized women and girls, empowering them through education to have economically better lives and a better sense of identity”.
The following Awards are the means through which the above mandate is conducted:
Live Your Dream Education and Training Award
This Award enables women with the primary responsibility for families to obtain skills training and the education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their families.
LYD 2018: An award recipient, guests, Pat one of our presenters
Our signature program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families and face challenges, by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any cost associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as school supplies, childcare, tuition and transportation. Presently and yearly, two top place winners receive $2,000.00 each; 2 second place winners receive $1,000.00, and a third place winner receives $500.00. We strive to expand our pool of potential recipients towards greater inclusiveness.
Accessing the application form is easy. Online simply type in Soroptimist International Live Your Dream. Follow instructions to Apply for the Live Your Dream Award. The application deadline is November 15.
We are grateful for the Hamilton Community Foundation and its Edith H. Turner Foundation for their generous contribution to the program over the past three years, and for making the dream possible for more deserving women.
You can contribute by making a donation and also by encouraging women to apply for the awards. Click here to make a donation. Thank you, so much.