Soroptimist International of Corvallis, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, is seeking applicants for its recognition program targeted to young women who make the community and world a better place. The Violet Richardson Award honors young women of high school age for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty.

“As a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, Soroptimist believes that by acknowledging young women’s volunteer involvement now, they will grow up to be vital, active members of the community,” said Trudy Overlin, President of the Corvallis club.

Soroptimist International of Corvallis presents a $500 award to winners; $250 for the awardee and $250 for the charity of their choice. Applications for the recognition program are available online at SoroptimistCorvallis.org (see homepage link).  Applications must be returned to Soroptimist International of Corvallis no later than November 15, 2016.  Applications may be emailed to address on the application or returned via mail to Soroptimist International of Corvallis, Attn:  Grants Committee, P.O. Box 1322, Corvallis, OR 97339.