Grad­u­at­ing Senior

These schol­ar­ships are giv­en to local high school grad­u­at­ing stu­dents who exhib­it not only aca­d­e­m­ic excel­lence, but just as impor­tant­ly, com­mu­ni­ty vol­un­teerism, lead­er­ship qual­i­ties, and a clear sense of direction.

Sharon Han­delin Edwards Scholarship
Grad­u­at­ing Female Senior Major­ing in Busi­ness 

This schol­ar­ship is giv­en to a local high school grad­u­at­ing stu­dent who is going into business.


Edu­ca­tion and Train­ing Awards for Women


Award­ed to women who have over­come pover­ty, domes­tic and sex­u­al vio­lence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or oth­er life chal­lenges. For women who have the courage and deter­mi­na­tion to turn their lives around.

Due each year by Novem­ber 15.

Ruby Award
Women Improv­ing the Lives of Women and Girls 

The Ruby Award hon­ors women who, through their pro­fes­sion­al or per­son­al activ­i­ties, make extra­or­di­nary efforts on behalf of women and girls.  Women can nom­i­nate them­selves or be nom­i­nat­ed by some­one else in the com­mu­ni­ty. Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fort Bragg is proud to con­tin­ue to make this award avail­able to women in our community.

Nom­i­na­tion Form due before Decem­ber 15.

Vio­let Richard­son Award
Hon­or­ing Young Women for Vol­un­teer Action

This award rec­og­nizes and hon­ors young women between the ages of 14 and 18 who make the com­mu­ni­ty and world a bet­ter place through vol­un­teer efforts such as fight­ing drugs; crime and vio­lence; clean­ing up the envi­ron­ment; and work­ing to end dis­crim­i­na­tion and poverty.

Infor­ma­tion & Nom­i­na­tion Form

Due  Novem­ber 15

Must be between the ages of 14 — 18

Women’s Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award (WOA)
Schol­ar­ships for women, heads of house­hold, who are reen­ter­ing school
to advance their present posi­tion or to com­plete their education

Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Scholarship

These schol­ar­ships are giv­en to past recip­i­ents of SIFB’s Aca­d­e­m­ic Schol­ar­ship who are con­tin­u­ing their aca­d­e­m­ic pur­suits and have main­tained their high stan­dard of achievement.

Founder Region Fellowship
Fel­low­ships for women in the final phase of their doc­tor­al degrees


Due Jan­u­ary 15

Founder Region Fel­low­ship is the iden­ti­fy­ing project of Founder Region.  The mis­sion is to advance the sta­tus of women.  Since 1948, Fel­low­ship has pro­vid­ed fel­low­ships to women in the final phase of their doc­tor­al degrees.  Fel­low­ships total­ing a min­i­mum of $20,000 are award­ed each year to grad­u­ate stu­dents with­in the bound­aries of the region.  Dur­ing the first 60 years of the pro­gram over $700,000 was award­ed to over 250 deserv­ing women.  Through these awards Founder Region Sorop­ti­mists acknowl­edge the val­ue of stu­dents’ research work and enable them to com­plete the aca­d­e­m­ic cre­den­tial nec­es­sary for their careers.

A club or indi­vid­ual can become a Fel­low by the con­tri­bu­tion of $1,000 to Founder Region Fel­low­ship dur­ing a bien­ni­um, by pur­chas­ing tick­ets to the Fel­low­ship raf­fles at Dis­trict Meet­ing or Region Con­fer­ence or through an award from their club.

SIFB con­tributes $500 each year to FRF and awards a Fel­low, every oth­er year, to a mem­ber who has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to our club of women, who has worked dili­gent­ly on our fundrais­ers or who has con­tributed finan­cial­ly to our club.  If you have a nom­i­nee for this award please let us know: Awards Con­tact.  Many mem­bers of our club have received a Fel­low, but that should not bar them from re-con­sid­er­a­tion.  This is a way our club hon­ors the work a mem­ber has done.