Women's Opportunity Award -
This program is Soroptimist major service project and
aids women seeking to improve their economic status by gaining
additional skills, training and education. The program helps women who,
as the primary wage-earners for their families, must enter or return to
the work force. The women may use the awards to offset any costs
associated with their efforts to attain higher education; including
books, child care and car fare. Many Womens Opportunity Awards winners
are domestic abuse survivors who use the funds to help rebuild their
lives through improved employment opportunities. Each year, more than
$800,000 is awarded through the Women's Opportunity Awards program.
Women's Opportunity Award Application
Opportunity Award Reference Form
Violet Richardson Award - This
award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in
volunteer action within their communities or schools. It is given to
young women whose volunteer activities make the community and world a
better place. The award is in honor of the president of the first
Soroptimist club, Violet Richardson, a woman of action, whose
indomitable spirit and sense of personal responsibility were
demonstrated by her lifelong commitment to volunteering in her
community. All awards are given for activities conducted on a volunteer
basis. Projects that benefit women or girls are especially valued.
Violet Richardson Award
Artists' Program -
This program is to promote and encourage the
visual arts at the high school level. In addition to providing art
students a positive experience, Young Artistís Program provides them
with an opportunity for recognition as an artist in the community, while
utilizing their talents for the benefit of the community.
"Baby Think It Over"
"BrightEYES - Back Pack Meals Program"