Awards and Scholarships

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

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.


 

LIVE YOUR DREAM
Edu­ca­tion and Train­ing Awards for Women

LIVE YOUR DREAMS APPLICATION

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

NEW FELLOW NOMINATION FORM

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FORM
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.  This year marks the 60th anniver­sary of Founder Region Fel­low­ship and the goal is to award $60,000 at our Region Con­fer­ence in May.

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.

Our club con­tributes $500 each year and awards a Fel­low to a mem­ber who has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to our club every oth­er year.  This is the year and the Board would like input from club mem­bers as to who the awardees should be.  We have received a cou­ple of names already of women who have worked hard on our fundrais­ers or who have con­tributed finan­cial­ly to our club.  If you have a nom­i­nee for this award please let me know and I will bring it to the board and the awards com­mit­tee for con­sid­er­a­tion.  Many mem­bers of our club are already have their Fel­low, but that should not bar them from con­sid­er­a­tion of this award since some have won them in raf­fles or pur­chased them on their own.  This is a way our club hon­ors the work a mem­ber has done.

Con­tributed by Jeanne Kin­ney

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