Are you seeking to improve your economic status and are the sole financial support for your children, parents or other family members? Perhaps we can help.
Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women
This program provides women with cash grants to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education and additional skills training. The ultimate goal of the program is to help women improve their economic status by preparing them to enter or re-enter the workplace – to help women reclaim their dreams of a better life for themselves and their family.
Unlike other award programs, the Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Award) can be used for books, child care, transportation or other expenses that will help a woman reach her educational goal.
The program begins at the club level. Soroptimist International of Calgary award recipients are eligible for a single $3,000 or one of two $1,500 awards. Club-level recipients become eligible for additional awards at other levels of the organization.
In addition, Soroptimist grants three $10,000 finalist awards each year through the Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women program.
Apply for the Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women
Step 1: Download Application Form and save it to your computer. Open the saved file (LYDAwardApplicationCalgary.pdf) and complete your application per the instructions
Step 3: Submit your completed Application and Reference forms by midnight, November 15
Applications cannot be accepted past the deadline
Save the application form to your computer first and then open the downloaded file on your computer before completing it (recommend completing Part I: Basic Information, then save the file with a new filename (i.e., YourName-LYDAwardApplicationCalgary) and reopening it to ensure that you are working on the correct file)
Please read all instructions carefully to ensure that your application is complete and ready for submission.
Best for Women: Reclaiming the Dream
The Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women helps women to improve their education and job skills so they can build a better life for themselves and their families. Read their stories of overcoming obstacles – they are inspiring.