Live Your Dream Award

The Live Your Dream Awards program was established in 1972 by Soroptimist International of the Americas to assist women with primary financial responsibility for their families to obtain the skills training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family.

Live Your Dream Awards applicants have faced economic and social barriers, and personal hardships that have prevented them from pursuing and achieving their educational and professional goals – until now.

It is an honor to recognize and support women who persevere against very difficult obstacles for a better future for themselves and their families.

Soroptimist International of Watsonville distributes applications for the Live Your Dream Award to local community colleges, non-profit organizations, vocational and skills training programs beginning in September and continuing through October. The Club selects members from the Business community and community college to go through the selection process for the Awardee in January. The Club pays a monetary award directly to that Awardee to offset any costs associated with their education including books, childcare, and transportation. The Awardee is also honored at a Club dinner in March at which the Awardee is invited to share her story with our members.

The Club forwards the Awardee’s Application to the District for consideration with the Applications of other Club Awardees for an additional award at the District Level. The Application of the Awardee at the District Level is then submitted to the Sierra Pacific Region with the Applications of other District Awardees in the Region for an additional award at the Region Level. The Awardee at the Region Level is announced and honored at the Sierra Pacific Region’s Annual Conference in the Spring. That Awardee is then eligible for an additional award from Soroptimist International of the Americas.

You can find heartwarming award stories at the Soroptimist International of the Americas Live Your Dream Award web site by clicking here.

Apply for the Live Your Dream Award: