education awards

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program and Ginny Cooper Live Your Dream Award are unique education grants for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. These awards give women who have overcome incredible adversity cash grants so they can achieve their education and career goals while being present for their children.

three levels of awards

Each year, we select one woman or more to receive a local-level Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women in an amount up to $5,000. She is then eligible for regional and federation levels which could add up to $15,000 in cash to offset educational costs such as tuition, books, childcare or transportation.

apply

Ready to change your life? Apply!

criteria

Check all the eligibility and selection criteria online now. Prepare with videos that take you through each step of the application process.

timing

Apply online from August 1 to November 15. Be sure to select our club: Soroptimist International of Indian Rock.

education transforms

Education holds the power to transform women’s lives, families and whole communities. 79% of Live Your Dream Awards recipients enter helping professions, such as nursing, legal and social work, with the intention of helping others improve their lives. When women help women the benefits are paid forward and positive changes ripple through communities.

Live Your Dream Awards recipients dream of having
a beneficial impact on the lives of others

“With a combination of my life experience and the solid education this award affords me, I will be able to help other people reclaim their dignity, their voice and their place in our society.” -- Shannon
“This award has had a massive impact on helping me reach my goal to become a clinical psychologist and live my dream to work in the school system counseling and advocating for children.”-- Kristy
“This award has helped me become the beautician I’ve aspired to be. I’ve always dreamed of making other people feel attractive and confident in self-reflection. And now I’m doing it!” -- Kristen

empower women and girls

Helping them achieve their goals can change their lives.
Investing in their dreams can change our world.