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Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award education & training awards program has disbursed more than $25 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome financial difficulties, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. Like you they are women who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.

Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. The program begins on the club level. Our club winner receives a $1500 award. Recipients then become eligible to receive region-level awards. Currently, each Soroptimist region grants one first-place award for $5,000.

Deadline: Applications are due each year by November 15, 2015.

If you are interested in applying, click here for a PDF application packet. PLEASE NOTE:  If you do not have a version of Adobe Reader that allows writing to a PDF document, you will need to print the application and fill it in by hand.  Unfortunately the free download of Adobe Reader does not provide this feature.  Applications can be mailed to Soroptimist International of Benicia, LYD Committee Chair, P.O. Box 282, Benicia, CA 94510 or email it to debracgee@gmail.com. Assistance in completing the application is available from the Club. Contact information is in the application packet.