Young Women Making a Difference

Award for Volunteer Action

Who can apply?

  • Young women between the ages of 14 and 18
  • Must make a difference through volunteer action
  • Must live in Saratoga County
    (Note: Relatives of Soroptimist members are not eligible for this award.)

What is the award?

  • Winners are eligible to receive cash awards for themselves and the charitable organization of their choice.
  • The 2022-2023 award is $500 to the award winner and $500 to the volunteer organization.

How do I apply?

  • Applications for the 2022-23 round of the Young Women Making a Difference Award are now being accepted.
  • Use the form below to apply.
  • Applications are due to SISC by December 15, 2022.

What qualities are sought in applicants?

Young women who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it and/or Applicants who have significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers.

Volunteer actions that benefit women and girls are especially valued.

For more information, e-mail

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Dream IT BE IT

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