Local PEO chapters award six scholarships
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Two local PEO chapters have awarded scholarships to six local women.
Marshfield PEO Chapter CY has awarded the 2020 Mary Hall Scholarship to two local women, Tammy Bieneck, studing psychology and business, and Jessica Gresser, pursuing nursing.
The Mary Hall scholarship is a competitive scholarship that is offered annually in January. The scholarship is funded by various fundraising events, including Chapter CY PEO apple pie sales and the friends and family plant sharing sale, as well as the annual PEO Holiday Boutique in November.
Marshfield High School students Kaudajah Atkins and Cassidy Kolstad, along with Annika Brown and Briana Post from Columbus Catholic High School have been named recipients of the four $500 scholarships awarded by Chapter CL of the PEO Sisterhood.
The scholarships are awarded to young women who have shown exemplary citizenship, a desire for self-improvement, and a proven academic record.
Atkins is the daughter of Charlene Atkins. She will attend Mid-State Technical College to study nursing. Kolstad is the daughter of Jason and Kimberly Kolstad. Cassidy plans to attend UW-Platteville to study environmental engineering. Brown is the daughter of Greg and Helen Brown. She will study science at the UW- Madison. Post is the daughter of Aaron and Heidi Post. Briana will study elementary and special education at the UWSP in Marshfield.
PEO is a philanthropic educational organization that offers local and national scholarship to women who wish to pursue their educational goals after a lapse in their education.