Violet Richardson Award

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) has closed applications for the 2020-21 Violet Richardson Award. This award honors young women between the ages of 14 and 18 for their volunteer activity such as fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty to name a few. Volunteer actions that benefit women and girls are especially valued.
Winners are eligible to receive cash awards for themselves and the charitable organization of their choice. The 2020-2021 award is $500 to the award winner and $500 to the non-profit organization
The program is named after Violet Richardson Ward, the first president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921. Violet was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women through her affiliations with Soroptimist, the local Girl Scout Council, and the American Association of University Women. Her passion for community service, particularly as it affected women and girls, has been inspirational to Soroptimists throughout the years.
Applicants who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it as well as significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline for the 2020-21 Violet Richardson Award was December 31, 2020. The deadline for the 2021-22 Violet Richardson Award will be December 31, 2021. Please email any questions to