Live Your Dream Award

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Live Your Dream Award

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About the Live Your dream Award

What is the Live Your Dream Award?

The Live Your Dream Award is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Who is Eligible?

This award is for a woman who is the Head of House, and who provides the primary financial support for herself and her dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.

How Do I apply?

While local awards are granted through Soroptimist of Borrego Springs, all applications must be done through LiveYourDream.org.

How Do I Turn in my application?

Be sure to apply online at LiveYourDream.org. If you need help with the application process, email us! We’re here to help!

The Live Your Dream Award application deadline is November 15, 2020.

Award Levels

Recipients have the potential to receive $1,000 – $16,000 to further their education:

$1,000 club level

Soroptimist of Borrego Springs awards $1,000 for the first tier of Live Your Dream Awards.

$5,000 region level

Local recipients then become eligible for a $3,000/$5,000 region-level award. (Desert Coast Region.)

$10,000 int'l finalists

Region-level award recipients then become eligible for one of three international awards.

Live Your Dream Award Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards if you are a woman who:

  • Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
  • Has financial need.
  • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
  • Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
  • Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
  • Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
  • Does not have a graduate degree.
  • Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.

Contact the Scholarship Committee

Have questions about the Live Your Dream Award or the application process? Contact us on our website!

Thank you for your support

A special thank you to the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund for their generous support of the Live Your Dream Awards.