Real Stories

Live Your Dream Award Recipients

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women program is our signature service project. The awards are designed to give women heads of households, who are the primary source of financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve their career goals.  Below you can read the REAL STORIES from Live Your Dream Award Recipients.

2019 Live Your Dream Awards

2019 Live Your Dream Awards

This 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...

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2018 LYD Awardees

2018 LYD Awardees

Meet Our 2018 Awardees First Place Awardee: SHENITA D.$5,000 Cash Award Shenita will receive her Bachelor of Science in Genetics from NC State University this spring. Her goal is to work in research and ultimately to attain a future dual degree in law and...

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2017 LYD Awardees

2017 LYD Awardees

Meet Our 2017 Awardees First Place Awardee:  NINA MEDJIBE$5,000 Cash Award Nina Flore Medjibe Mapouka is working diligently to achieve her goal of becoming a Registered Nurse and fulfilling her dream of serving people. Nina finished the first phase of her...

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2016 LYD Awardees

2016 LYD Awardees

Meet Our 2016 Awardees First Place Awardee:  Mollie Young$3,000 Cash Award Molli Young’s current job in furniture sales has helped her find her career niche. She is pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Molli is studying...

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2015 LIVE YOUR DREAM Award Recipients

2015 LIVE YOUR DREAM Award Recipients

Meet Our 2015 Awardees First Place Awardee:  Mariam Elias$3,000 Cash Award Mariam Elias and her family fled Syria and came to the U.S. seeking safety and security. Although she earned an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering in Syria, her credentials are not...

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