UW-Stout student awarded scholarship

Pictured are PEO Chapter DX President Cherie Cleveland, Cheryl Huenink, PCE grant recipient Emily Johnson and Barbara Schmelzle.

A UW-Stout student has been awarded a scholarship from an international educational group.

Emily Johnson, who will complete a bachelor’s degree at UW-Stout in human development and family studies in August, received a Program for Continuing Education grant from PEO International, a philanthropic educational organization for women.

PEO Chapter DX from Menomonie supported Emily in the competitive grant application process.

Johnson has had a longstanding dream of attending college and having a career that helps others. Along her journey she worked at many jobs in the service industry until she won a massage therapist scholarship to a training facility in Milwaukee.

Johnson went on to teach anatomy and deep tissue massage, work for a variety of prominent spas and chiropractors and develop her own business.

Johnson began her formal educational life again in 2013 as a long-distance online student through UW-Stout. In December 2017 Emily moved from Madison to Menomonie to attend UW-Stout and finish her degree. Johnson is now eager to move toward her lifelong dream to help people and to be an advocate.

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