MISSOULA – Kathryn Oost, a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at the University of Montana, is one of 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada recently selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Oost is the daughter of Margaret Oost of Poulsbo, Washington. She is a 2009 graduate of Whitman College, where she was an NCAA All-American varsity athlete and recipient of the B. H. and H. L. Herrald Scholarship, among many other honors. At UM, Oost has earned accolades for excellence in teaching and is the two-time recipient of the prestigious Bertha Morton Graduate Student Research Award.
The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to supporting higher education for women. There are about 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly 250,000 active members.