Awards

Sierra Nevada Region Fellowships

A Fellowship is being offered to women who are in Graduate school programs studying to receive a doctorate by the, Inc.  To be eligible for this program, women must be citizens of one of the 119 countries represented by Soroptimist International and be attending school in the Sierra Nevada Region.  

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Women's Opportunity Award

These annual awards give deserving women a cash award to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Women who are the primary source of financial support for their families may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with education. They are selected to receive the club awards, then eligible for the region awards, one $5000 award and two $3000 awards.

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Ruby Award

The Soroptimist Ruby Award honors women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work. Honorees are ordinary women who have worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. The program enables local Soroptimist clubs and the Soroptimist organization to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways to assist women and girls.

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Violet Richardson Award

Named after the President and founder of the first Soroptimist club, this award is primarily for students, ages 14 – 18, and recognizes the applicant’s volunteer efforts and service to their community by offering a grant to both the recipient and the organization for which she volunteers.  Club level winners then become eligible for a $1,000 Region level award. In addition, $1,000 will be contributed in honor of the winner to their volunteer organization. The Region winner will be eligible for an additional $2,500 award, including a contribution of $2,500 to the finalist’s volunteer organization

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