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The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was recently awarded to a Neligh-Oakdale graduate.
The presentation was made to Rachel Higgins by local P.E.O. representative Pat Miller on May 12.
Higgins was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter CQ of Neligh. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extra curricular activities, community service, academics and potential for success. The program is open to young women who are graduating seniors and citizens or legal residents of the U.S. or Canada.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood 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. The organization also owns Cottey College, a private liberal arts and sciences college for women located in Nevada, Missouri.