Thursday, 29 May 2014
The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year, has been awarded to Margaret McAllister, a senior at Franklin High School. The scholarship will be presented at the Franklin High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 29. McAllister is the daughter of Patrick and Susan McAllister and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter CL of Franklin. McAllister has been accepted and will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she will study speech therapy 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. Margaret is one of only 350 young women selected for this highly competitive international scholarship.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization that 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.