Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Each year, Soroptimist International of Glendale presents the Live Your Dream Award (formerly the Women's Opportunity Award) to a woman who is the primary breadwinner for her family. The Award comes with a cash grant. Awardees must be enrolled in or accepted into a vocational or skills training program, or an undergraduate degree program. Recipients, 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. This Award deadline for this year is November 15, 2015 and will be presented at our Accolades Awards luncheon on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible for this award, check the LYD Eligibility Checklist.

Step 2: Complete the application

It is very important that you first save the writable PDF application file onto your computer or a USB/thumb drive if you are working on a public computer. Otherwise, you risk losing any information you have entered and will need to begin again. Once you have completed the application, select “Save As” from the “File” menu and change the file name (for example, “LYDappLG.pdf,” where “LG” are your initials.) Then click “Save.”

Step 3: Obtain References

You will need two different people (NOT related to you) to fill out the reference form. Please email this form to your references and request that they email it back to you when complete.

Step 4: Email your application

Send completed applications (including the application and two reference forms) to


If you would like to learn more about the Live Your Dream Award, or have additional questions, please contact us at


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