Wilton women nominate scholarship winner

Madeline Sherlock was one of 100 students across the U.S. and Canada to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the International Women’s Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) in recognition of their academic excellence. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, studying  molecular biophysics and biochemistry.

Sherlock was nominated for the award by Wilton Chapter W of P.E.O.

P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based funding for a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society. In addition, sisters of Ch. W participated in the 58th State Convention in Cromwell in May.

Under the state leadership of Wilton resident Mary Jane Fitzgibbon, the philanthropic educational organization gathered with sisters across the state for their annual convention. Wilton has two chapters which work to raise funds and support women’s education. They support six philanthropies including a low-interest loan, grants and scholar awards with money raised throughout the year.

For information on Wilton’s P.E.O. chapters email Mimi Houska at  mshouska4@gmail.com or Carol Kaelin at carolkaelin@gmail.com.