Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County
Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women

SISC is proud to announce that AnnaMaria is our 2021 Live Your Dream Award recipient. She was awarded $5,000 to help her realize her dream of obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program provides grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training.
AnnaMaria’s dream seemed more unattainable with each passing year, as she struggled to pay tuition and found herself in an abusive relationship and essentially homeless. Now AnnaMaria says “Without the Live Your Dream Award, I wouldn’t be registering for classes knowing I can pay the tuition bill. I feel as if they were sent to me and some days it still doesn’t feel real that because of them I’ll be able to walk and receive my diploma in December of 2022. These past 5 years have been a road to healing and I am proud to say I now am the Program Coordinator for a program that serves first generation, low-income students like myself.”
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The Live Your Dream Award program is intended to assist women with primary financial responsibility for their families in obtaining skills-training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for their family and themselves. The deadline to apply for the 2022 LYDA award is November 15, 2021.

To be eligible for the award you must:

  • Be head of household supporting dependent family members
  • Be enrolled in a vocational skills or undergraduate degree program
  • Show financial need.

For more information:

To apply for the award, click on the link below.


Soroptimist Dream Award—Helping Women Achieve Their Dreams

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