Olivia Howey Receives Prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

Olivia Howey

Cathy Bowlby

Olivia Howey, a graduated senior at Perry High School, was selected to receive a $2,500 STAR Scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was recommended by P.E.O. Chapter DD of Sun Lakes, Ariz. Chapter DD has been a part of the Sun Lakes community since it was organized in 1987.

Olivia’s use of her free time volunteering and coaching youth soccer, along with a strong scholastic record, greatly contributed to her receiving this scholarship. She will attend Arizona State University in the fall to pursue a bachelor of science degree. Her ultimate goal is to become a neonatal nurse.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada in the next academic year. The competitive STAR Scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has been celebrating women helping women reach for the stars for more than 150 years. Since its inception in 1869, the nonprofit organization has helped more than 116,000* women pursue educational goals by providing over $383 million* in grants, scholarships, awards, and loans. The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College. Through membership, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has brought together more than a half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them. In addition to the educational philanthropies, the P.E.O. Sisterhood provides a framework of support and community for all members.

What started with a bond of friendship among seven women in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is now one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America with close to 6,000 chapters.

To learn more about P.E.O., its powerful educational philanthropies, and see stories of women who have benefited from the programs, visit peointernational.org.

Questions about the STAR Scholarship can be directed to Louise Jones at 915-373-7420.

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