Michelle Robinson Awarded Scholarship
From Philanthropic Educational Organization, Inc.

9-28-09


West Windsor, N.J. - Mercer County Community College student Michelle Robinson of Ewing is the recipient of $1,500 scholarship from the Philanthropic Educational Organization, known as PEO International.

Established in 1869, the nationwide program supports the advancement of women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship, motivating them to achieve their highest aspirations.

Robinson's scholarship stems from P.E.O.'s Progress for Continuing Education Program, which provides need-based grants to women whose education has been interrupted, and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.

PEO volunteer Vickie Wheeler, right, presents a scholarship check to Michelle Robinson, who began her studies this fall a MCCC. At left is MCCC Dean of Liberal Arts Robin Schore.

Married and the mother of five, Robinson is a first-year Liberal Arts student at MCCC who also works full-time for the NJ Commission on Higher Education. She plans to transfer to Rider University upon graduation to continue her studies in counseling. Her ultimate career goal is to become a Christian guidance counselor.
The scholarship was presented by Vickie Wheeler of Stockton, an area volunteer with PEO International.

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