PICKENS — Abigail Caldwell, daughter of Nick and Floride Caldwell, has received the prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Ann Ackley and Monica Johnson, member representatives of Chapter AN of P.E.O. International, presented the scholarship at the Easley High Awards Ceremony on May 18, 2017.
In the fall, Caldwell will attend The University of Georgia where she plans to study Human Development and Family Sciences.
Chapter AN of Pickens County had recommended Caldwell for the $2500 STAR scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academic prowess, 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 nearly $283 million in financial assistance to almost 99,000 recipients. The P.E.O. Sisterhood 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, contact Ann Ackley, 864-525-3066 or visit peointernational.org.