Soroptimist International of Rio Vista awards worthy individuals at the local and national levels.

Founder Region Fellowship

Founder Region’s signature project. Founder Region Fellowship is a non-profit public benefit corporation. Financial grants totaling up to $20,000 are offered to women who have entered into the final phase of their doctoral program and who demonstrate financial need and scholarly potential. Candidates must attend a recognized learning institution within the Founder Region boundaries.

Live Your Dream Award

An annual award funded by Soroptimist International of the Americas and is Soroptimist International of the America’s major service project. The program aids women who, as heads of their households, must enter or return to the workforce in order to support themselves and their families.

RVHS Scholarships

Recognizing that empowering women through education is the single most effective tool for gender equality and ending the poverty cycle, the club awards sizeable scholarships to deserving Rio Vista High School graduating seniors.

Violet Richardson Award 

An annual award funded by The Soroptimist International of the Americas and recognizes young women between the ages of 14-17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. The award is named for the first president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921.

Woman of Achievement Awards

The club’s awards luncheon honors and celebrates the contributions of women in our community who demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community. Selected honorees embody our mission by giving generously of themselves to make Rio Vista a better place for all its citizens to live.

Women’s Empowerment Awards

These two awards address a gap in the club’s typical awards – specifically, women in our community who are out of high school who struggle to achieve their educational and career goals that do not qualify for the Live Your Dream Award because they do not meet a specific requirement, such as being the primary support for their children.