Thursday, 18 November 2021 13:29

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County is Accepting Applications for 2021 Young Women Making a Difference Award

SARATOGA COUNTY — Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is accepting applications for the 2021 Young Women Making a Difference Award. This award was formerly called the Violet Richardson Award, named after the first Soroptimist club’s founding president.  It honors young women between the ages of 14 and 18 for their volunteer activity in fields such as promoting equity, cleaning up the environment, and mentoring younger students. Volunteer actions that benefit women and girls are especially valued.

Applicants who have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it as well as achieving significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers are encouraged to apply.  Application submissions are due to SISC by Dec. 15.

The online application can be found at Young Women Making a Difference 2021 Application.  Winners are eligible to receive cash awards for themselves and the charitable organization of their choice.  The 2021-2022 award is $500 to the award winner and $500 to the volunteer organization. 

Soroptimist International of Saratoga County is part of an international women’s organization with 72,000 members in 121 countries and territories. SISC has supported individuals and a variety of local service projects since its inception in 1979. Many reflect a special commitment to the needs and concerns for woman and girls.  For more information, visit, the Soroptimist International website at, or send an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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