Melissa Large of Pendleton and Tara Glynn of Pilot Rock are recipients of the Gladys and Harry Masenhimer Memorial Scholarship for 2014. Each was awarded a $1,250 scholarship by the Masenhimers’ sons, Brent, Mark and Blair Masenhimer, for use during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Large has been accepted into the nursing program at Blue Mountain Community College and begins her studies this fall. Glynn will complete prerequisites at BMCC fall term before beginning studies at University of Portland School of Nursing.

The Gladys and Harry Masenhimer Memorial Scholarship is given annually, and it is the privilege of Oregon State P.E.O. Chapter BJ to select recipients for this honor from among outstanding women who are pursuing advanced degrees.

An additional scholarship fund created by the members of Chapter BJ itself — also in honor of the Masenhimers — has been awarded this year to two Pendleton women, Sharon Wise and Crystal Mitchell.

Wise, who received a $1200 scholarship, will receive her associate’s degree in business administration in 2015. Mitchell, who received a $600 award, is pursuing a degree in biochemistry at Eastern Oregon University.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women around the world. P.E.O. has more than 240,000 members in the United States and Canada.

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