The PEO STAR Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year was presented to Baleigh Fry, a senior at Great Bend High School, by Molly Hildebrand, Chapter IV, at the GBHS awards ceremony. Fry is the daughter of Jeff and Angie Fry and was recommended for this scholarhip by Chapter IV of Great Bend. She will be attending Kansas State University this fall where she has plans to study Athletic Training with an emphasis in Physical Therapy.
The PEO 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 PEO chapter.
The PEO Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization which 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 PEO Sisterhood has provided over $304 million in financial assistance to more than 102,000 recipients. The PEO 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.