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The prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship will be awarded to three young women from the 2021 graduating class of Washington High School. This $2,500 scholarship is being given this spring to 880 students from the United States and Canada. This competitive award recognizes women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
Each PEO Chapter may nominate only one student for this award and for the fourth time, applicants from three of Washington’s four area P.E.O. Chapters were successful in receiving this scholarship. Washington’s Star Scholars are: Kellie Dallmeyer, nominated by Chapter J of Washington; Taylor Brinning, nominated by Chapter OC of Washington and Sydney Cuddeback, nominated by Chapter AQ of Brighton.
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has been celebrating women helping women reach for the stars for more than 150 years. Since its inception in 1869, the nonprofit organization has helped more than 116,000 women pursue educational goals by providing over $383 million in grants, scholarships, awards and loans. The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College.
Through membership, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has brought together more than half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them. In addition to the educational philanthropies, the P.E.O. Sisterhood provides a framework of support and community for all members.
What started with a bond of friendship among seven women in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, is now one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America with close to 6,000 chapters.
To learn more about P.E.O., its powerful educational philanthropies and see stories of women who have benefited from the programs, visit peointernational.org