Lily Pieramici

Lily Pieramici

Lily Pieramici, a 2020 graduate of Santa Barbara High School, has been awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2020-21 academic year. She was recommended for the scholarship by Chapter ET of Santa Barbara.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 award based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics, and potential for future success. Pieramici has accepted the award and will attend Northwestern University, where she plans to study neuroscience beginning this fall.

Pieramici is the daughter of Ann and Dante Pieramici.

The STAR Scholarship program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization, which promotes increased educational opportunities for women. There are nearly 6,000 local chapters in the U.S. and Canada with some 250,000 initiated members.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood has provided more than $366 million in financial assistance to 113,000 recipients. The P.E.O. Sisterhood also owns Cottey College, a fully accredited, private liberal arts and sciences college for women in Nevada, MO.

For more on the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, contact Laura Wilson at or visit