The prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year was presented to Erin Willats, a recent 2018 graduate of Scottsbluff High School.
The scholarship was presented at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center by Chapter GA Vice President Lana Payne and sponsor Stacy Weyrich. Erin is the daughter of Dr. Mark and Mrs. Jodi Willats and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter GA of Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebraska.
Erin is attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she is in the pre-veterinarian program. The P.E.O. 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 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, is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women.