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Scholarships and Awards

Soroptimist International of Sequim provides scholarships, awards and recognition to youth, women and businesses within the community.

VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD – First Place: $500 to the volunteer, $250 to the organization. Second Place $250 to the volunteer. Award advertised in September. Applications due December 1. The Violet Richardson Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions by young people for the improvement of the quality of life of their fellow citizens. High school students in the Sequim School District are eligible to apply for this merit award and which is not based on academic achievement. Students must demonstrate a commitment to improving the life of others, and involvement in family, school activities, and service in the community. Click here for a writeable application form.

WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITY AWARD (WOA) – $1500. Award advertised in October. Applications due December 15. The WOA was established in 1972 to aid the mature woman to enter or re-enter the job market, or to further her skills and training to upgrade her employment status. This is a $1500 award and is available to women who are the head of the household and have financial responsibility for their dependents. Click here for writeable application form. Click here for the reference form.

CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS – $1000. Scholarships advertised in June. Applications must be postmarked by July 15. Applicants must be female graduates of Sequim High School OR have a legal address within the Sequim School District. They also need to have completed one year of post-secondary education and will be continuing their education in the fall of this year. There are three Continuing Ed Scholarships awarded each year. These awards are for $1000 and applicants are solicited through the newspapers and Peninsula College in June. Click here for the application form.

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL AWARD – $1000. Award advertised in June. Applications due July 15. The Award is given in September. The Professional Technical Award is given to a student enrolled in a non-degree program leading to a certificate or license. Such programs are normally found in vocational technical schools or 2-year community colleges. The $1000 award is used for tuition or needed supplies. Click here for the application documentation.  
GIRL OF THE MONTH (GOM) - Soroptimist Girls of the Month, as selected by Sequim High School, are honored October through May each school year. Girls of the Month are selected not just on achievements in academics, but is also in recognition for endeavors in service, citizenship, or athletics. This is not a monetary award. The girl and her parents/guardian are invited to our meeting where she is recognized by the club and awarded a certificate.

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS $1000. These are chosen in May.  In the past we have given seven scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Recipients are chosen based on criteria consisting of academic achievement, community involvement, GPA, goals, and need as set forth in their scholarship notebooks. These awards have been for $1000.

SI Sequim 2012 High School Scholarship Recipients

Recipients of the 2011 - 2012 High School Scholarships 

Girls of the Month

Recipients of the 2012-2013 Violet Richardson Award First and Second Place


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