Young Women Making a Difference Award

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) has closed applications for the 2020-21 Violet Richardson Award. The award has been renamed as of 2021 to the "Young Women Making a Difference Award." It 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 was $500 to the award winner and $500 to the non-profit organization
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 deadline for the 2021-22 Young Women Making a Difference Award will be December 31, 2021. Please email any questions to