P.E.O. STAR Scholarship awarded on May 29

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Chapter BB President Sylvia Lowrance, right, congratulates Stella Roseburrough-Borras on her being awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year was awarded to Stella Roseburrough-Borras, a senior at Marshalltown High School. The scholarship was presented at the high school awards ceremony by Jackie Hughes.

Roseburrough-Borras is the daughter of Michelle Roseburrough and Rod Borras and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter BB of Marshalltown. Roseburrough-Borras has been accepted and will attend Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., where she plans to study chemistry and religion beginning this fall.

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 of legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, 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 more than $321 million in financial assistance to more than 105,000 recipients. The P.E.O. Sisterhood also own Cottey College, a fully accredited, private liberal arts and sciences college for women, with two-year and selected four-year programs located in Nevada, Mo.