The LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, employment prospects
and standard of living.
Each year Soroptimist International awards more than $1.6 million in education grants, to over 1,600 women; many who have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. The Live Your Dream Award recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as tuition, books, childcare, and transportation.
In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, and must demonstrate financial need.
If you qualify and live in Soroptimist International North San Diego’s service area we encourage you to apply for one of our $1,000 Live Your Dream awards. The application period is from July 1 to November 15.
Local award recipients are eligible for region-level awards of $3,000 or $5,000, and regional award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000.
Since the Soroptimist International scholarship award program began in 1972, about $30 million in education grants have been disbursed to assist tens of thousands of women to achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families!
Congratulations, Cynthia Monroe
Our latest Live Your Dream Award winner is Cynthia Monroe from Escondido who is not only a full-time student but just published her first book titled "Love Lifted Me".
Cynthia has four children, her youngest Elizabeth, aged 15, is still living at home with her. After receiving her degree at Palomar College in the Fall of 2017, Cynthia will continue with her education at Cal State San Marcos with a major in psychology/social work.
Our club was just notified that Cynthia is a region-level award winner of $3000 and will be eligible to receive an international level award!