The vision of Soroptimist is to be the voluntary service organization chosen by individuals commited to improving the lives of women & girls in local communities & throughout the world.
Below is a list of scholarships and projects that Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista participates in:
Scholarship: Founder Region Fellowship:
The mission of Founder Region Fellowship is to advance the status of women. Founder Region Fellowship offers grants to women enrolled in graduate schools within the boundary of Founder Region who have advanced to candidacy and are entering into the last year of their doctoral programs.
These grants-in-aid are given to assist women in the completion of their doctoral degrees. The Fellowships are announced and formally presented at the annual Founder Region Spring Conference.
The Violet Richardson Award: The Violet Richardson Award is a program conducted by the Soroptimist International of the Americas Federation. As a volunteer service organization Soroptimist believes that by acknowledging young women's volunteer involvement now, they will grow up to be vital active members of the community.
The Violet Richardson Award honors young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment and working to end discrimination and poverty.
(*We present the Violet Richardson Award at our Making a Difference Luncheon)
Our 2014 Violet Richardson Winner: Casey Mitchell.
The Live Your Dream Awards: This is a program that was established in 1972 by Soroptimist International of the Americas to assist women with primary financial responsibility for their families to obtain the skills training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family. Women’s Opportunity Awards applicants have faced economic and social barriers, and personal hardships that have prevented them from pursuing and achieving their educational and professional goals—until now. (*We present the Live Your Dream Award at our Making a Difference Luncheon)
Projects: Saturday of Service: Date to be announced
Saturday of Service is the opportunity for Soroptimists’ from all over the world to join together on one day to carry out service projects that improve the lives of women and girls. It is a unique opportunity to raise awareness about Soroptimist as an international organization of women helping women.
Every year on December 10th, the Soroptimist International President asks all Soroptimists to join her in making a small sacrifice by contributing to a project that will assist women living in extreme poverty.