Kaia Teale

Kaia Teale has been awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship worth $2,500.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The P.E.O. Sisterhood has announced Maryville High School senior Kaia Teale as the recipient of its 2020 STAR Scholarship.

Teale, daughter of Adam and Anna Teale, was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter L of Maryville. Teale has been accepted and will attend the University of Missouri’s Honors College where she plans to study nursing beginning this fall.

According to a news release, because of the COVID-19 health crisis, the scholarship will be presented to Teale at a private ceremony conducted by the Maryville High School later this summer.

The scholarship, worth $2,500, is given 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. An applicant must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount 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 more than $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, with two-year and selected four-year programs, located in Nevada, Missouri.

For additional information on the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, please visit peointernational.org.

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