Chapter H, the Radford chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood, has awarded a $2,000 STAR scholarship to Grace Bailey, a senior at Pulaski County High School who also attended the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School.
Bailey is described as “an outstanding student who has succeeded academically, has served in numerous school related leadership roles, enjoys collaborating with her classmates, and is compassionate about helping others.” She will attend Radford University Carilion School of
Nursing with a goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.
The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the
U.S. or Canada in the next academic year. The competitive STAR scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and the potential for future success.
P.E.O. is a nonprofit organization that has helped more than 116,000 women pursue educational goals by providing more than $383 million in grants, scholarships, awards, and loans. One of the oldest women’s organizations in North America, the sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College.