The Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program, formerly called the Women's Opportunity Awards program, was established in 1972 by Soroptimist International of the Americas to assist 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. Click here for program materials.
Live Your Dream Award applicants have faced economic and social barriers as well as personal hardships that have prevented them from pursuing and achieving their educational and professional goals--until now.
Club participation in the Live Your Dream Awards is a terrific way to “create magic” and make a huge difference in the lives of women—and their families.
Founder Region has continuous 100% participation in the Live Your Dream: Training and Education Award for Women program!!
The Live Your Dream Award program changes the lives of women throughout Founder Region - women who need and deserve our support for themselves and their families.
Clubs: Please also consider giving "Beyond a Cash Award" and supporting more than a cash award for your recipient or more than one applicant.
Give your time, your talents, your gifts - as well as additional cash awards to applicants.
Example: Give a small denomination gift card to all of your applicants when you send out your letter letting them know they didn't receive the award. Every applicant took her time, has the need and needs the support to know she is appreciated for what she has done; a small token of appreciation will be greatly received.
All women in the US & Canada applying for an award should now apply through the online Application Portal, where they’ll complete the same application as year’s past, but completely online! The portal opens July 1 and eligible applicants can submit their application between July 1 to November 15. Clubs download their applications from the portal, arrange their judging session and submit their recipient to the district level by February 1. The program continues through April with clubs giving awards to women in their local communities. In May, district and region winners are honored at region conference, and the program concludes for the year with the announcement of the Federation winner in July. Applications are due to clubs by November 15 of each year. Club applications are due to their respective district representatives by February 1 of each year.
For additional information about this award contact the district committee representative or chair or click here to go to the Soroptimist International of the Americas website. Please make sure to include the Media Consent Form with your club application to the district committee representative.
Seek out the women in your community who need and deserve your support. Founder Region will continue to support the Live Your Dream: Training and Education Award for Women program with 100% participation. Contact Lou Sablan, Live Your Dream Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch these "How To Apply" videos for information on the new LYD Application Portal.
Click here to find out more information or to APPLY for the Live Your Dream Award.
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