Awards and Grants to the Community
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Womens' Opportunity Award
Soroptimist International (SI) Phoenix is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Women’s Opportunity Award (WOA) program. The award program was established in 1972 to assist women heads of household in obtaining skills training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family. Each year Soroptimist clubs in 19 countries and territories assist women by awarding 1 to 3 winners.
This year, Soroptimist International of Phoenix will be selecting three winners. The first, second and third place winners will be awarded $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively to support their education goals. Please help us spread the word.
Applications for the award program will be accepted through December 15th. Please Contact Us , or click the following links for a WOA Application 2013-2014 and WOA Application Reference Form 2013-2014.
WOA is Soroptimist’s major service project. To be eligible, winners must be women who provide primary support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program.
Violet Richardson Award
The Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer action within their communities or schools.
The Violet Richardson Award is given to young women whose volunteer activities make the community and the 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.
This award is based solely on the applicant's volunteer work. This award is an opportunity to honor a girl who might not otherwise receive recognition. She may not be the best student, the best athlete, or the most popular girl in school, but she is committed to making the world a better place.
Applications for the award program will be accepted through December 1st. Please Contact Us , or click the following links for a 2013-2014 VRA Application Form
Ruby Award (formerly Making a Difference for Women Award)
This award honors women who are making extraordinary differences in the lives of other women. Examples would be a woman who helps to establish a domestic violence shelter, a woman who starts a menorting program for girls at-risk, or a woman who lobbies her company to provide on-site child care. A Ruby Award recipient should be a woman who:
has worked to improve the lives of women and girls
has had significant impact on the lives of women and girls
would inspire and encourage other women
2013-2014 Ruby Award Nomination Form (click the link to download a nomination form)
Young Man/Young Woman Award
Cash awards given jointly with the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club.
SI Phoenix works with the City of Phoenix Youth Commission and the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club to recognize two outstanding high school youths and district finalists who have demonstrated scholarship and citizenship. The program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth.
The 2013 award has been completed. 2014 information is not yet available.
Contact Us to complete an application.