The club awards sizeable scholarships to deserving RVHS graduating seniors.
Empowering women through education is the single most effective tool for gender equality and ending the poverty cycle. Our club focus is on education because educated women and girls are less vulnerable to sex traffickers, more likely to leave a domestic violence situation and not return, able to access healthcare, less likely to live in poverty and able to raise stronger, healthier families.
Soroptimist International of Rio Vista honored their scholarship winners at their May 26, 2022 meeting, awarding $16,500 to seven amazing young women, recognizing both academic achievement and community service. The scholarships were originally presented at the May 18 RVHS Academic Awards. Scholarship winners are Kayla Delk attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Computer Science for $3,000, Isabella Saldana attending Butte Community College with an undeclared major for $3,000, Melissa Mandujano Rojas attending UC Davis majoring in Animal Science for $2,000, Daniela Arias attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Biomedical Engineering for $2,000, and Sophia Saldana attending UC Santa Cruz with an undeclared major for $1,500. Scholarships for $2,500 honoring past Soroptimists Florence Inouye and Barbara Rodriguez were awarded to Maia Stone attending Solano Community College majoring in Biology and Marjorie Forbes attending a full academic exchange year in Switzerland through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, beginning her college studies upon her return.