Soroptimist International of Raleigh, a local club of the global volunteer organization Soroptimist® that economically empowers women, awarded four recipients—Kristen, Star, Demetrica and Rubye—with its Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Each of the 2019 Live Your Dream Awards finalists has overcome enormous obstacles in order to get where they are today. To read more about each of these amazing women, visit Real Stories.

The Live Your Dream Award offers financial assistance to women who need education or skills training to enter or re-enter the workforce.  The awards are designed to give women heads of household, who are the primary source of financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve their career goals.  Local recipients now receive up to $2,000 each from the Raleigh club.  Award recipients are eligible for consideration for a Region award.  Regional winners are eligible for one of three $10,000 awards from Soroptimist International of the Americas.

The Live Your Dream Awards application cycle is open August 1 – November 15 each year. Learn more.