P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Awarded

Presentation of P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Award From left to right, Adelaide Parsons, Chapter EY and Faith Boettcher, Saxony Lutheran High School

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2019-2020 academic year was presented to Faith Boettcher, a senior at Saxony Lutheran High School. The scholarship was presented at the Saxony Lutheran High School awards ceremony by Adelaide Parsons, Chapter EY.

Faith is the daughter of Rev. Mark and Amee Boettcher of Jackson and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter EY of Cape Girardeau, MO. Boettcher has been accepted and will attend the University of Mississippi where she has plans to study pharmacy 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 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 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.