The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year was presented to Kara Linder, a senior at Hamilton High School. The scholarship was presented at the Hamilton High School awards ceremony by Betty Benson.
Kara Linder is the daughter of John and Nina Linder and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter DD of Sun Lakes, Arizona.
Kara Linder has been accepted and will attend Notre Dame where she has plans to study biochemistry beginning this fall. Kara is a world-class fencer.
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 $304 million in financial assistance to more than 102,000 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.