P.E.O STAR Scholarship awarded
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2019-2020 Academic year, was presented to Rachel Placeway, a senior at Stevens Point Area High School (SPASH). The scholarship was presented by the recipient’s grandmother and P.E.O. member Sandi McAdam at a STAR Recognition event at Sentry World.
Rachel Placeway is the daughter of Carrie and Brian Diamond and Jason Placeway and was recommended for the scholarship by Chapter I of Stevens Point. Placeway has been accepted and will attend Northern Michigan University in Marquette MI, where she plans to study Behavioral Psychology and Criminal Justice.
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 which promotes increased 715-educational opportunity 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 $321 million in financial assistance to more than 105,000 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, Missouri.
For additional information on the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, please visit peointernational.org.