LIVE YOUR DREAM EDUCATION & TRAINING AWARD (formerly The Women's Opportunity Award)
The Live Your Dream Education & Training Award (LYD) aids women seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training and education. The program helps women who, as the primary wage earners for their families, must enter or return to the work force. The women may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, child care and transportation costs. Many LYD winners are domestic abuse survivors who use the funds to help rebuild their lives through improved employment opportunities. Winners of the club-level award will compete for additional recognition at other levels of the Soroptimist International organization. Each year more than $1.6 million is awarded through the LYD program. Since the program began in 1972, it is estimated that $30 million have been disbursed to help women achieve their dreams of a better life.
With primary financial reponsibility for supporting their family
Attending or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
With financial need
Motivated to achieve educational and career goals
Residing in one of SIA's member countries and territories
Please download the PDF application and reference forms. Email the completed forms to the Live Your Dream Education & Training Award Chair, Carol Allain: firstname.lastname@example.org