Soroptimist International of Eureka
Courage Award
Courage Award: Honoring Women Veterans

The Courage Award is a cash award for women veterans who are pursuing her education to make a better life for herself and/or families after serving her country.
Award recipients will be notified by January 30th if they are selected. Your application will be reviewed by a panel of judges, but all information will remain confidential and will not be shared without your prior permission.
Step 1: Determine if you are eligible.
You are eligible if you are a woman who:
  • Served in the military with an Honorable Discharge or General Discharge.
  • Has financial need.Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.Is motivated to achieve your educational and career goals.
  • Resident of Humboldt County.
  • At least 21 years old.Is active in her community.
  • Has not previously been the recipient of a Live Your Dream or Women’s Re-entry Award.
  • Does not have a graduate degree.
  • Is not a Soroptimist member.
  • Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.) 
Step 2: Tell us about yourself
Fill out the award application telling us about yourself. Your information will be kept confidential and shared only with the evaluators unless you give us written permission to use your story to publicize the program

Step 3: Ask people to tell us about you
You will need two different people—who are not related to you—to fill out the reference forms you received with this application. It is recommended that you request references from people who know you from an education or work setting. Please email this form to your references and request they email the forms back to you when completed. Only two references will be accepted. Please use the form and do not submit reference letters.

Step 4: Submit your application
Submit your application and two reference forms by mail or email to the address/email listed below by December 15. Incomplete applications or applications received without reference forms will not be considered.
Submit Application to: Soroptimist International of Eureka: PO Box 648, Eureka, CA 95502
 or email to

Deadline: Applications are due each year by December 15.

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