It’s What You Do That Counts!
Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in your community or school? Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award.
The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest.
Apply below for the $1,000 Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award!
In addition to filling out the application form below, within the form is a required essay telling us about your volunteer activities. We also encourage you to submit any supporting materials that you think we should see (for example, newspaper clippings, photographs, etc.)
If you are selected as the 2015 SILB Violet Richardson Award recipient, you will be recognized at our awards event in June and receive a $1,000 award.
Follow the three steps below to discover if you are eligible for this award, complete your application and submit your application and supporting materials to SI Laguna Beach for consideration!
Step 1: Determine if you are eligible
Eligible applicants are young women who:
- are currently between the ages of 14 and 17
- have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it
- have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers
Soroptimists, Soroptimist employees and the immediate families of both are ineligible, as are previous Violet Richardson Award winners. Applications submitted directly to Soroptimist headquarters will not be considered.
Step 2: Complete the application below
Step 3: Submit your application and any optional materials.
IMPORTANT! The deadline to submit your application
is 9pm Pacific time on Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award Program Application
If you think you would make a good Violet Richardson Award candidate, please complete this application and tell us about your volunteer action. Then click the "Submit Application" button when you have completed the form.
Good luck! And, even if you don’t win a Violet Richardson Award, we applaud your efforts to make your community and the world a better place.