The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards 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, more than $1.6 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,300 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse.
Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. Click here to find out if you qualify.
You Can Win $10,000
The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level with three $1,000 awards granted by Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore.
Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.
Yearly Award Application Timeline
Applications for awards are accepted between July 1st and November 15th of each year. Award recipients are notified in late December.
Local awards are presented at our annual Soroptimist Flavour of Chocolate gale fundraising event in April. Winners are invited to attend the gala and transportation will be provided to the venue. For more information about our Flavour of Chocolate gala, please click here.