Oprah To Be Awarded By Maria Shriver
Posted on Thu Jun 3, 2010 01:31 PM PDT

oprah200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Oprah Winfrey will be given a Minerva Award by California first lady Maria Shriver.

The talk show host is among five ladies who are being honored on October 26 for "serving on the frontlines of humanity."

The awards, created by Shriver in 2004, will be handed out at the Women's Conference in Long Beach.

Shriver released this statement:

"This year's Minerva Award honorees are women who live with a deep sense of purpose and who are passionately dedicated to serving others. These Minervas all identified problems and unmet needs in their communities and have worked tirelessly to solve them."

Also receiving a Minerva Award ... former Supreme Court judge Sandra Day O'Connor.