The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 - November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.
Volunteer - It’s What You Do That Counts!
Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in your community or school? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award. This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest.
Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in Cape May County, often working on the same problems that you do. Although we realize that volunteering is its own reward, we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. That is one reason why we sponsor this award and give $800 to the young woman selected for the award and $200 is donated toward the organization where she volunteers.
If you think you would make a good Violet Richardson Award candidate, please complete this application and tell us about your volunteer action. Good luck! And, even if you don’t win a Violet Richardson Award, we applaud your efforts to make your community and the world a better place
Deadline: February 12, 2024, - Completed applications and any supporting materials must be received by this date.
Soroptimists, and their immediate families are ineligible, as are previous Violet Richardson award winners.
All applicants are required to write an essay, up to 750 words. Tell us where you volunteer and why. Describe the goals of the organization and its impact on the problems it addresses. What is your role in the organization? What have you accomplished as a volunteer?
Upload your essay file after filling out your contact information on the form below.
I certify that all information provided in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I will notify SICMC if there are any changes.
I understand this award is taxable in the United States
I understand that my application and supporting materials become the property of Soroptimist International of Cape May County (SICMC) upon submission and that SICMC shall have sole discretion in using these materials for the purpose of publicizing the Violet Richardson Award program.
By submitting your application and essay, you agree to adhere to the above requirements.
YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ESSAY WITH YOUR FORM OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
To qualify for this award the Applicant must demonstrate the following:
1. Female and Cape May County Resident
2. Dependability demonstrated by completing responsibilities honestly, reliably and with loyalty
3. Leadership proven by the ability to lead with initiative
4. Determination and commitment in pursuit of goals
5. Confirmation of current enrollment, acceptance or application to a medically related program
The application for the 2023 Medical Award offered by Soroptimist International of Cape May County. Three awards in the amount of $1250 each will be presented to the winning applicants. The applicant must demonstrate the five qualifications indicated above and provide the necessary documentation as follows:
1. Application forms (Download the pdf application below, complete by selecting “add text” from your toolbar). Download as a pdf once it is completed.
2. Confirmation copy of current enrollment, acceptance or application to a medically related
3.Two letters of reference.
4. Personal essay.
Email your application and required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
by March 1, 2023.
The SICMC mission is to improve lives of women and girls in our local community. Our members contribute their time, talent, energy and financial support to accomplish these goals.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Maryellen Ozales, Chairwoman Medical Awards Committee, at 610-308-1733.
to qualify, the applicant must major in one of the following: business administration, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, international business, economics or marketing
to qualify the applicant must major in one of the following: environmental studies, fisheries, oceanography, marine biology, wildlife advocacy, climate change, environmental management or policy, science of sustainability