Department of Sociology

Graduate Student Honored with P.E.O. Scholar Award

Fri, April 22, 2016
Graduate Student Honored with P.E.O. Scholar Award
The University of Texas at Austin

Katherine Jensen, a Ph.D. student in Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, is one of 90 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter CR of Austin, TX.

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to supporting higher education for women. There are approximately 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly a quarter of a million active members.

Courtesy of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

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