PEO Awards Prestigious STAR Scholarship to GHS Graduate | Gretna

Isabelle Driewer, daughter of Joe and Nicole Driewer and granddaughter of Robert and Carolyn Driewer, has been selected to receive a $2,500 PEO Sisterhood STAR Scholarship.

She was recommended for the scholarship by PEO Chapter AI of Lincoln, which is her grandmother’s PEO chapter, according to a press release.

Isabelle is a 2022 graduate of Gretna High School. She participated in her school’s math team as co-chair, engineering club as chair, science club, Jazz 1 Band, German club, and chess club.

Driewer has also been recognized as an NCWIT Nebraska & Southwest Iowa, National Honor Society, Nebraska Allstate Band, German National Honor Society, Outstanding Soloist – Jazz Band and Elkhorn Band Olympics Gold Medalist – Mallet Soloist Affiliate Awardee. Additionally, she held a part-time job and worked with elementary school students teaching and performing science experiments.

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Driewer is attending Rice University in Houston, Texas this fall. She is majoring in mechanical engineering with a career goal of working at one of NASA’s jet propulsion facilities.

The PEO STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships to outstanding women in their senior year of high school to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in the upcoming academic year. The STAR Competitive Scholarship is for women who demonstrate excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.

Chapter AI has been part of the Lincoln community since its inception in 1903.

PEO – short for Philanthropic Educational Organization – celebrates the women who have helped women reach for the stars for over 150 years. Since its founding in 1869, the nonprofit organization has helped more than 119,000 women pursue their educational goals by providing more than $398 million in grants, scholarships, awards and loans. The PEO Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College.

Through its membership, the PEO has united more than half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education while supporting and motivating them. In addition to educational philanthropies, the PEO Sisterhood provides a framework of support and community for all members.

What began as a friendship between seven women in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is now one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America with nearly 5,800 chapters. To learn more about PEO, its powerful educational philanthropies, and to see stories of women who have benefited from the programs, visit

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