Live Your Dream

Live Your Dream


The Live Your Dream – Educational and Training Awards for Women is for women who are the head of household and pursuing education to make a better life for themselves and their family.  Awards typically range between $1,000 and $3,000 for each of the selected applicants. Through this program, Soroptimist gives resources to recipients in need to improve their education, skills, and employment opportunities. Recipients may use the funds to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation.

In 2021, a total of $6,000 was awarded to three deserving women who are pursuing their education while supporting their families.

Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Please note: Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be considered.

Award applications are currently being accepted. The due date is November 15th, 2023.

For more information, please contact Mary Anne Selvage at

Please click HERE for more information and to access the online application.



Prior years’ recipients:
(Pictured here with President Debbie Rubens on the left and 1st VP Sarah Lee, right.)

2017-2018 Recipient – Erikeysha Bannerman-Richter
Erikeysha (center) is enrolled at Cosumnes River College, pursuing a degree in Sociology and Psychology.

2018 Recipient – Nicole Dominguez
Nicole (left) is enrolled at Carrington College, pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

2018-2019 Recipient – Nicole Openshaw
Nicole (right) is enrolled at Sacramento City College, pursuing a degree in Social Sciences.


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Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.