P.E.O. awards scholarship to UNM student

September 5, 2013 • Local News

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Local Jerolyn Wagner, a student at the University of New Mexico, recently received a Program for Continuing Education scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Wagner is studying for her masters in nursing.

Shown presenting the check to Jerolyn are Vivian Pearson, Chapter B [auth] president, and Phyllis Sherwood, Chapter B member, who nominated Jerolyn for the scholarship.

P.E.O. is an international women’s philanthropic education organization whose mission is to promote educational opportunities for women. The mission is accomplished through support of six philanthropies that includes ownership of Cottey College, a four-year women’s college in Nevada, Mo., and five other philanthropies that provide higher education assistance: Educational Loan Fund, International Peace Scholarship Fund, Program for Continuing Education, Scholar Awards and the most recently added, the STAR Scholarship, a scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Additionally, New Mexico State has scholarships available for young women entering their junior and senior year of college as well as two scholarships available to those attending Cottey College. For more information, please call 622-5069.

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