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Biology student Courtney A. Follit wins P.E.O. scholar award

April 15, 2015

Courtney A. FollitCourtney A. Follit, a Ph.D. student in molecular and cellular biology at SMU, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 scholar award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.  She was sponsored by Chapter CQ of Dallas.

Courtney is the daughter of Jane and Robert Follit of Rockville, Maryland.  She is a 2012 graduate of SMU, where she was the recipient of Distinguished Scholar and Rotunda scholarships, among many other honors.

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 doctoral-level degrees at an accredited college or university.

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

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