Soroptimists offer scholarship

The Soroptimist International of Renton is seeking applicants for an upcoming scholarship award.

The organization will give $500 to the recipient of their Violet Richardson Award.

Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 17 and volunteer in their community or school.

“The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women 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,” the application reads.

The organization is particularly interested in volunteer actions that benefit women or girls. The award is named after the Soroptimist founder, Violet Richardson.

Once the applicant is chosen by the local chapter, she is eligible for one of 28 $1,000 awards. Also, $1,000 will be contributed to their volunteer organization.

For more information contact, Becky Nickels at The application deadline is Dec. 1.


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