Awards & Scholarships

Each year we gather in the spring with Soroptimist International of Eureka to share in the joy of giving women and girls awards to improve their lives.

2016 - 2017 AWARDEES

Ruby Award  For Women Helping Women

This award is for a woman who makes extraordinary differences in the lives of other women. This person has improved the lives of women and girls, has had a significant impact on the lives of women and girls, and would inspire and encourage women. $1,000 award to charity of reipients choice.  Deadline for application is December 1, 2016. 

Nomination Form: Ruby Award Nomination Form

Distinguished Youth Scholarships: 

This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions made by young people to home, school, community, country and world. Criteria for the award recipient is a graduating senior from any of the Eureka area high schools; has taken an active part in service in the home, school and/or community; shows a high degree of cooperation, courtesy and consideration for others: has demonstrated the ability to lead with self control, dignity and responsibility; and has pursued goals with commitment and purpose. Deadline for application is February 1st. $1,500 award.

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Live Your Dream Award

“Live Your Dream” is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of the issues women face and what can be done to help them.  We join Soroptimists throughout the world to recognize that women and girls face unique challenges.  The “Live Your Dream” campaign coincides with International Women’s Day.  Through this campaign light will be shed on women’s issues and resources provided to build a better life so that dreams can be lived in full.
This award gives a woman who is head of the household and faces financial difficulty in returning to school the opportunity to return to college or vocational school and create a better opportunity towards her career. $1,500 award. 
Deadline for application is November 15th.

Application: Live Your Dream Award Application

Re-Entry Award

Gives a woman again the opportunity to return to college who is single and without children to create a better opportunity towards her career. This award is for someone who is facing financial difficulties and has applied for the EOP program at their college of choice. $1,500 award (2 awards given each year) Deadline for application is November 15th.

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Violet Richardson Award

This award is for a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in her community or school.  $1,500 award.   Deadline for application is November 15th.

For More Information and Application: Application Form

“Seeds of Success” Awards
2016 – 2017 Award Recipients
Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women:
Tameson Livengood and Carrie Coppini
Live Your Dream Award:
Colleen Harris, Abby Elizabeth Armstrong, and Jennifer Leigh Askay Thompson
Women’s Re-entry Award:
Courtney Harris, Melanie Wrate, and Renalda Prudhomme
Violet Richardson Award:
Taevia Salazar-Pettitt and Leah Selcer
Distinguished Youth Award:
Ann Meyer and Ellie Pumpkin 

Front row (left to right):
Anne Meyer, Courtney Harris, Ellie Pumpkin, Taevia Salazar-Pettitt, Abby Armstrong, Renelda Prudhomme, Donna Wright
Back Row (left to right): 
Hannah Winans, Colleen Harris, Jennifer Askay, Tameson Livengood, Carrie Coppini, Leah Selcer, Melanie Wrate