P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is awarded
The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2018-19 academic year, was presented to Laurel Smith, a recent graduate of Sabetha High School.
Laurel is the daughter of Rick and Shelley Smith and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter EB of Sabetha. She has been accepted and will attend Georgetown University, where she plans to study mathematics and pre-law with a Spanish minor beginning this fall.
The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. Chapter.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women. There are nearly 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with almost 250,000 initiated members.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood has provided over $304 million in financial assistance to more than 102,000 recipients. The P.E.O. Sisterhood also owns Cottey College, a fully accredited, private liberal arts and sciences college for women, with two-year and selected four-year programs, located in Nevada, Mo.
For additional information on the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, please contact Lorie Kennally at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit peointernational.org.