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.

Last year’s SI Hutch Live Your Dream award recipients were Brandi Cooper and Bobbie Cooprider.

Brandi is in the nursing program at HCC, and Bobbie is attending Kansas Newman as she works toward her master's degree in social work.


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, 2017. 
Winners will be notified by February 2018.

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

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