AWARDS

Soroptimist International Awards and Scholarships embody the true essence of what it means to be the best for women.  

Live Your Dream Award (Deadline November 15, 2019)

This award is Soroptimist's signature program, and was established to assist women with primary financial responsibility for their families to obtain the skills training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family.

 

Applications are now submitted online, starting this year.

For questions, email:

sicanton.starkcounty@soroptimist.net

Ruby Award for Women Helping Women (Deadline December 15, 2019)

The Soroptimist Ruby Award honors women who, through their professional or personal efforts, are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women and girls. Honorees are women who have worked to improve the lives of other women or girls. Their work has had a significant impact, and also inspires and encourages other women. Women may nominate themselves or another women they feel is deserving of this honor.

 

Send completed applications to:

Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark Co.

Ruby Award Nominations

P.O. Box 2336

North Canton, Oh 44720

 

Woman of Distinction Award (Deadline December 15, 2019)

The Woman of Distinction Award is presented annually to a woman who demonstrates personal and professional dedication to improving the quality of life in Stark County and beyond.  Our club recognizes the best and brightest of talented women whose work is aligned with the Soroptimist mission.  Women may nominate themselves or another woman they feel is deserving of this honor.

 

Send completed applications to:

Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark Co.

Woman of Distinction Award Nominations

P.O. Box 2336

North Canton, Oh 44720

sicanton.starkcounty@soroptimist.net

 

Virginia Wagner Award (Deadline Jan 15, 2020)

 

The Virginia Wagner Award is specific to those states in Midwestern Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Women residing in these states who are attending college/university in pursuit of a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Judging is based on effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities and financial need. Neither Soroptimists nor family members of Soroptimists may apply. Applications will be directed to Midwestern Region Soroptimist clubs nearest the applicants' geographic locale for judging. Winning applications at the club level advance to the district level for judging; winning applications at the district level advance as high as the region level for judging. Midwestern Region's own Virginia Wagner Educational Award honors the effort and scholarship of a women attending a college or university to earn a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree.

 

Send completed applications to:

Virginia Wagner Award

Soroptimist International of Canton-Stark County

P.O. Box 2336

North Canton, Oh 44720

sicanton.starkcounty@soroptimist.net

 

Sally Donze Essay Contest - Grades 6-12, Canton City Schools
(Deadline January 17, 2020)
Through an endowment from a former member we are pleased to announce the Sally Donze Historical Women Essay contest. Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark County has chosen to offer this opportunity exclusively to Canton City students in grades 6-12. For more information you may visit our website at bestforwomencanton.org. For information regarding the essay contest you may email Karen Zutali at zutalik@gmail.com.
For Applicants/Teachers:
For Judges:
Shirley E. Howes Educational Award (Deadline January 15, 2020)

 

The Shirley E. Howes Educational Award is specific to Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark County, and honors the effort and scholarship of a woman attending a college or university to earn a certification, baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in Accounting, Finance, or Law-related fields. Women from the Northeast Ohio area ages 18 and older of all income levels are eligible to apply. Judging is based on four areas: effort toward education, scholarship, extracurricular activities and financial need.  Neither Soroptimists nor family members of Soroptimists may apply. 

 

Send completed applications to:

Shirley E. Howes Educational Award

Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark Co.

P.O. Box 2336

North Canton, Oh 44720

sicanton.starkcounty@soroptimist.net

 

 

Anna Faulkner Award

 

This annual award is unique to the Canton/Stark County Soroptimist club.  The recipient is selected from the candidates who apply for the Live Your Dream Award.  There is no separate application for this award.