Six Medicine Hat women have been awarded scholarships through the P.E.O Sisterhood.
The Medicine Hat winners are Samara Wilson-Muir, Kennedy Galloway, Litany Bloomfield, Rae-anne Ziegenhagel, Mackenzie Marsall and Adele Gemmell.
The six young women are the recipients of the Florence E. Taylor Scholarship, worth $1,000 for each student.
Gemmel also took home the Continuing Education Scholarship, which will grant her $3,000.
All of the women are attending the college or university of their choice, in various fields of study.
Scholarship committee chair Heather Bymoen says the financial support will go a long way for the young Hatters.
“The financial help is always important to offer to young people, especially now,” she said. “Especially in the day and age, people have a lot of expenses and education costs keep going up.
“Whatever help the students can get is so important for them, and it’s important for us to help.”
Bymoen added that Medicine Hat students made up a large number of the scholarships that were given out.
The P.E.O Sisterhood is a philanthropic educational organization that promotes educational opportunities for women through grants, loans, scholarships and stewardships of Cottey College.
The organization was founded in 1869 by seven students in Iowa. It has grown to have 250,000 members in Canada and the United States.
More than 100,000 women have been given financial aid for their education from the organization.