The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year, was recently presented to Francesca Olguin, a senior at Mountain Pointe High School. The scholarship was presented at the Mountain Pointe High School awards ceremony on May 7, by Susan Conaway and Becky Hill.
Olguin is the daughter of Anissa Blair and Frank Olguin and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter DV of Phoenix. Olguin has been accepted and will attend Stanford University where she has a plans to major in human biology with a minor in computer science and art beginning this fall. She wants to be a pediatric oncologist.
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 buy a P.E.O. chapter. This year there were 350 scholarships awarded internationally, with 16 here in Arizona out of 1891 applicants.
The P.E.O. 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.