EASLEY – Madison Stewart, a 2014 graduate of Easley High School, was presented the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
The $2,500 scholarship was presented at the Easley High School awards ceremony by Judy Edwards, a member of the Pickens County School Board and Stewart’s grandmother, and by Dr. Jill Goldman, president of the Easley P.E.O. Chapter.
Stewart is the daughter of Lori and Steven Stewart of Easley. She was recommended for the scholarship by Chapter AN of Easley. Stewart will attend the University of South Carolina where she plans to study pre-pharmacy.
The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success.
The program is open to women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating seniors at the time of the application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan Church in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women.
The organization also owns Cottey College, an accredited private liberal arts and sciences college for women in Nevada, Mo. Visit www.peointernational.org for more information.