Live Your Dream Awards


The Live Your Dream Awards program is Soroptimist's major project. Through the program, clubs in 19 countries and territories 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.

Each year Soroptimist International of Hutchinson provides one or two $1500 awards. In 2023, we will be offering one award.

Application Deadline: November 15

Overall, about $1.5 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of the organization. Recipients of these awards—many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse—may use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation.

Live your dream

Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Only residents of Soroptimist International of the Americas' 19 member countries and territories are eligible to apply.

Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, more than $25 million has been disbursed to help tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.

2023 LYD poster

Interested in applying for the Live Your Dream Awards?

Determine if you are eligible

You can apply by completing these forms and emailing --  or printing/mailing them.


Reference Form

All forms must be received by November 15.
Winners will be notified by February.

Contact: Terri Thach

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