Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award

Violet Richardson award recognizes young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for their volunteer work in the community.


Download your Application (Right Click and save target as or save link as)


If you think you would make a good Violet Richardson Award candidate, please complete this application and tell us about your volunteer action.


Completed applications and any supporting materials must be received by December 1 at the address listed in Step 3. Soroptimists,
Soroptimist employees and the immediate families of both are ineligible, as are previous Violet Richardson Award winners.
Applications submittted directly to Soroptimist headquarters will not be considered.

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible
Eligible applicants are young women who:
• are currently between the ages of 14 and 17
• have demonstrated initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it
• have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers

Step 2: Download your Application (Right Click and save target as or save link as)   and Complete the application
To fill out the form:
• Select the “Hand Tool,” which appears as a small white hand.
• Move the “Hand Tool” and click on the area where you want to type.
• A cursor will appear and you can begin typing to personalize the application. (Note: You will not be able to change the type
size. Please limit your answers to the space allotted.)
• Once all parts of the form are personalized, select “Save As” from the “File” menu and change the file name (for example,
“VRAemailappLG.pdf,” where “LG” are your initials). Click “Save.”

Step 3: Email your application
Send your application with any supporting materials to:

or mail to:

Soroptimist International of Manassas
P.O. Box 2535
Manassas, VA 20108


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.