PEO scholarship

Jade Joswick, right, a WSHS senior, was awarded the PEO STAR scholarship by chapter representative Jane Brinkman at the WSHS awards ceremony.

Jade Joswik, a senior at Winona Senior High School, received the PEO STAR scholarship at the school’s award ceremony.

The award was presented by PEO chapter representative Jane Brinkman.

Joswick is the daughter of Kaylene Joswick and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter CS of Winona. Joswick will attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she plans to study entrepreneurship management and marketing beginning this fall.

The PEO 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 U.S. or Canada who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a PEO chapter.

The PEO sisterhood, founded Jan. 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 U.S. and Canada with almost 250,000 initiated members. The PEO sisterhood has provided over $321 million in financial assistance to more than 105,000 recipients. The PEO 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.

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