Ava Crofford Youth Citizenship Award Sponsored and Funded by Soroptimist International of Austin, Texas
The Ava Crofford Youth Citizenship Award is a local award to honor Ava Crofford, who was one of our club’s charter members.
The Ava Crofford Youth Citizenship Award is given in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by young people to home, school, community, country, and the world. They are not scholarships but “awards of merit” to be used at the discretion of the recipient in any manner that will best further his/her aims and purposes. The cash award is given in a single payment to each winner.
Eligibility and Qualifications
To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled in the last two years of a public or private high school within the Texas counties of Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Burnet, Blanco, Bastrop, Bell or Coryell. The applicant must not have reached the age of 21 prior to July 1 of the award year. Completed applications must be received by December 15. To qualify for the award, which is judged on the citizenship and merit of the applicant, a student must demonstrate the following:
- 1. Service – Applicant must have taken an active part in service in the home, school and community with a high degree of cooperation, courtesy and consideration for others.
- 2. Dependability – Applicant must have executed responsibilities with honesty, loyalty and reliability.
- 3. Leadership – Applicant must have demonstrated ability to lead with self-control, dignity and responsibility.
- 4. Clear Sense of Purpose – Applicant must have pursued his/her goals and commitments with sincerity and integrity.
Applicant must complete this official Ava Crofford Youth Citizenship Award application or a facsimile, which then becomes the property of Soroptimist International of Austin.
Reference forms from two adults, representing two different sources and not related to the applicant, must be included with the official application if mailed, or emailed directly using an email address that obviously belongs to the reference.
Previous winners are ineligible.
Completed applications, with reference forms, must be received by December 15.
Soroptimist International of Austin
630 CR 274, Gatesville, TX 76528
Or email to: [email protected] with a subject line of “Ava Crofford Youth Citizenship Award application”.