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Women's Scholarship Awards
International of Greater North Kitsap (SIGNK) offers scholarships each year
to qualified females.
Scholarships are for a university, college, or a technical training program
that will result in a degree or certification.
process will begin with a review of a completed scholarship application form
of the type used by the candidate’s school, academic records and
Those applicants most closely meeting the criteria will be selected for an
Deadline: To be announced
The applicant must have attended or be attending,
School in Bainbridge
Island, North Kitsap or Central Kitsap School
District boundaries, including homeschooled or
Will graduate in 2013
or have graduated from any school in 1A or
Be a dependent of a member in good standing of SIGNK or
Be previous recipient of SIGNK scholarships or awards and
Been accepted to an accredited college, university, or technical training
The applicant must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA.
3. The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.
self-sufficiency, maturity and use of leisure time as well as the
recommendation of adult community members (most importantly), teachers and
school staff will be considered when reviewing applications.
5. The applicant should be involved in school, community and/or work
activities. The application review
will focus on range and scope of the activities and depth of participation.
Letter of interest, including short & long term career goals and how the
education being pursued helps to achieve those goals.
3. Statement of financial need.
4. Letters of recommendation.
5. Copy of school transcript.
6. Any additional support materials an applicant may choose.
SIGNK scholarship applications should be mailed to SIGNK Scholarship,
P.O. Box 1594,
WOA _ Women's Opportunity Award
Women's Opportunity Awards program is a major project of Soroptimist Intl.
Through the program, we assist women who provide the primary source of
financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need
to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Recipients of
these awards, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including
poverty, domestic violence, or drug and alcohol abuse, may use the awards to
offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education,
such as books, childcare and transportation. The award is granted by local
Soroptimist chapters. Local winners are then submitted for further
recognition from Soroptimist Intl. and additional awards.
applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their
families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a
vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and cannot have already earned
an undergraduate degree.
Women's Opportunity Awards – Apply
Applications are due each year on December 1.
Step 1: Determine if
you are eligible
applicants must be women who:
- Provide the primary financial support for her family (including
children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
- Have financial need
- Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills
training program or an undergraduate degree program
- Reside in Kitsap County
- Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s
- Are not a Soroptimist member, employee or
immediate family of either.
here to complete your application.
Note: You may complete your
application by filling out the form on line. Then select "Save As" from the
"File" menu and change the file name by adding your initials. e.g. (WOAonlineapp.LG.pdf)
where "LG" are your initials.)
Step 3: Obtain References
You will need two
different people to fill out the
reference form. Please email this form to your
references and request that they email the forms back to you when completed.
Step 4: Email your
Email application and references to club
Or mail copy to PO Box 1594, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
Violet Richardson Award
Click here to fill out the Violet Richardson Award Application.
When filling out your Application please use the
Our Club name is: Soroptimist International of
Greater North Kitsap
Club Contact Person: Beneficiary Committee Chair
Mailing Address: PO Box 1594, Poulsbo, WA 98370
is concerned with the special challenges facing today’s girls and young
women. The organization launched the Violet Richardson Award program in 2000
as a way to recognize girls for their volunteer service to their
communities. The program honors young women between the ages of 14
and 17 whose volunteer efforts include: helping other disadvantaged
girls; fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and
working to end discrimination and poverty.
The program is named after Violet Richardson Ward, the first president of
Soroptimist club. Richardson Ward was committed to creating
opportunities for girls and young women through her affiliations with
Soroptimist, the Girl Scout Council and the American Association of
University Women. Her passion for volunteer service, particularly as it
affected women and girls, has been an inspiration to Soroptimists throughout
Participating Soroptimist clubs
implement the program at the local level, where awards vary. Club-level
recipients then become eligible for a $1,000 cash award, with a matching
$1,000 cash award for the charitable organization of the recipient's
choosing. The Soroptimist organization grants one finalist $2,500 award to
the recipient's volunteer organization.
Deadline for Application is December 1.
Each year we honor a young lady between the ages of 14 and 17 for her work
in the community.
Epiphany Nick is the 2011 recipient of the Violet Richardson Award
given by Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap. Epiphany
epitomizes Violet Richardson with her passion for volunteer service and
enriching the lives of others. She has served as president of the Bremerton
Youth Council where she partnered the youth of the council with the Ebenezer
Learning Place to provide tutoring . She served as a tutor in mathematics
addressing the achievement gap the plagues many minorities. She strives to
be a role model and has developed bonds that extend beyond the superficial
relations of tutor and student, but provide mutual inspiration. Her
dedication and leadership led her to being named NAACP 2011 Community Youth
of the Year.
Epiphany is a 17 year old senior at Central Kitsap High
School. She was recently crowned Miss Silverdale where she will be an
ambassador for the community for 2012. Her platform is "Unity in the
Soroptimist of Greater North Kitsap awarded Epiphany with
a $500 scholarship and has forwarded her name for consideration for the
If you know of other Kitsap women, children, and families in