Live Your Dream:

Education and Training Awards for Women

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) announces the 2023-2024 round of the “Live Your Dream” Award (LYDA). Women who are providing the primary source of financial support for their families while pursuing their education are eligible to apply for this annual award of up to $5,000. Last year, LYDA funds were awarded to two local women to help them reach their goals.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate or vocational skills training program
  • Live in or near Saratoga County

For questions about this award program, please email

The year 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the Live Your Dream Awards! For half a century, this amazing program has empowered thousands of women and their families through access to education. This program enables women to secure higher paying employment and a raised standard of living and increases the likelihood that their children will obtain education and secure a future of economic independence and success.

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County is so proud of our 2020 Live Your Dream Award winner. Here’s what she had to say on the day of her college graduation. 

I finally did it and I couldn’t have done it without your organization’s support! There are no words! I truly believed I wouldn’t be able to finish college, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to be able to walk across that stage. 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.”

How we empower women & girls

Live Your Dream Award

Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Dream IT BE IT

Career Support for Girls.

Gives girls the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals.


Project Hope & Power

Classes to give women the skills they need to increase their options for independence through personal and financial empowerment.