Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women

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.

ladEach year Soroptimist International of Hutchinson provides two $1500 awards.

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.

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.

Our 2020 SI Hutch Live Your Dream award recipients are Brittany and Ayesha.

Brittany from Hutchinson is married with 2 children ages 7 and 2. She is taking online classes for her bachelor’s degree in criminal justiceAyeshah lives in McPherson and has 2 children ages 9 and 4. She is working on a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Central Christian College in addition to working full time. She has been working in law enforcement for over 3 years. 

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.

All forms must be received by November 30. 
Winners will be notified by February.

Live Your Dream Awards, Jane Holzrichter
SI of Hutchinson
2908 Tartan Trail
Hutchinson, KS 67502

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