The prestigious P.E.O. STAR scholarship, for the 2019-2020 academic year, was presented to Alesha Bergner, a senior at Pratt High School.  The Scholarship was presented at the Pratt High awards ceremony by Brenda Fowler, Chapter F President.
Alesha is the daughter of Bill and Shannon Bergner and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter F of Pratt, Kansas.
Bergner will attend Kansas State University where she has plans to study Agronomy with a Secondary Major in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences 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, 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 over $321 million in financial assistance to more than 105,000 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, visit