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Soroptimist International of
Greater Bremerton Area

2023-2024 Soroptimist International of the Americas
Live Your Dream Education & Training Awards for Women

The application portal is closed for the 2024 year!

Please check back next year!


  • Developing Opportunities Through Education
  • Preparing Girls for Success
  • Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Live Your Dream

Over half of the Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. Live Your Dream Award 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.

Each year, more than $2.8 million in education grants are disbursed through the Live Your Dream Awards program to over 1,700 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, the death of a spouse, and/or substance abuse. Each Soroptimist Club will give at least one LYD award each year that is eligible to compete for a Regional and possibly an international award.


August 1 -- Portal Opens for Applications of the Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Awards.

October 14 -- Live Your Dream Applicant Workshop

November 15 -- Deadline for online applications

January 13-14, 2024 -- Applicant Interviews

March 3, 2024 - Live Your Dream Awards Luncheon and Recognition Event


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.
  • Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist 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.

Preparing your application

Here are a few things you can do to prepare your application:

  • Plan who your references will be ... they can be mentors, teachers, counselors, supervisors, colleagues, or case managers.
  • Draft your personal statement: The Live Your Dream Awards are all about helping women who have faced obstacles on the path to living their dreams. In 750 words or less, tell us how you think this could help you live your dream.
  • Mark your calendar……application deadline is November 15.


Our Club Is:
Greater Bremerton Area

If at any time during the process you require any assistance at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you through the process!

Questions? Please contact:

Deborah Horn, Live-Your-Dream Chair
Email:  nwwahine@gmail.com

We wish you the best of luck in achieving your educational and professional goals.


Live Your Dream Awards Impact Infographic 
Soroptimist: Investing in Women's Empowerment Through Education
     Study Evaluation the Live Your Dream Awards

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please be sure to select the correct club

Soroptimist International of the Americas -  Accomplishments

Since 1972, we've distributed more than $30 million in education awards to 30,000 women making a better life for themselves and their families. We invest in women's education
because it transforms lives and communities.
The Live Your Dream Awards has been recognized for its effectiveness
and long-term impact.

Anastasiia Dudka
2024 Live Your Dream Award Recipient 


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