Scholarships, Awards & Community Outreach

LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD

The Live You Dream Award is the signature service project of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). It is designed to assist women heads of household in achieving their education and career goals.

PATTIE FOLKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Named after a dear Soroptimist member that we lost, the Pattie Folks Memorial Scholarship assists with the education of a woman who has endured life trauma, but she is not required to be head of a household. Pattie, a member of SI Woodbridge for more than thirty-five years, labored tirelessly and unselfishly to promote causes intended to improve the lives of women, girls, and families. The memorial scholarship award recognizes a young woman who, in spite of facing many obstacles and adverse circumstances, has persevered in the quest for higher education and training, and for a better life.

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Pattie Folks

VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD

The Violet Richardson award recognizes and awards young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make a difference through volunteer service in their communities, schools, or abroad.

DREAM IT BE IT PROGRAM

The SIA program provides support, mentoreship, and resources to help empower girls to pursue their career goals and reach their full potential.

OTHER COMMUNITY OUTREACH

In addition to providing educational scholarships and mentoring programs, Soroptimist International of Woodbridge supports various local and international community outreach programs, some of which are: providing dinner to a local homeless shelter, supporting an economically disadvantaged family during the holiday season, back pack and school supply give away, providing scholarships to girls in Guatemala and Haiti.