Jaycee Graves, middle, was presented the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Award by P.E.O. members Dallas Prather, left, and Rebekah Gebhards, right. The award is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics, and potential for future success.

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2020-2021 academic year, was presented to Jaycee Graves, a 2020 graduate of Fairfax High School. Jaycee is the daughter of Jon and Beth Graves and was recommended for this scholarship by P.E.O. Chapter FF of Tarkio, Missouri. Graves was accepted to and will attend school at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, where she plans to study agriculture 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 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 by a P.E.O. chapter.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mound Pleasant, Iowa, 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 over $366 million in financial assistance to more than 113,000 recipients. The P.E.O. Sisterhood also owns Cottey College, a fully accredited, private liberal arts and sciences college for women, located in Nevada, Missouri.

For additional information on the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, contact Dallas Prather, 660-623-9193, or visit peointernational.org.