Bauman recipient of P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

MANISTEE — Kylie Bauman, a business student at Grand Valley State University, has been selected to be a recipient of the Educational Loan Fund, awarded by the P.E.O. International




She was sponsored by Chapter FJ, Manistee.

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF) was established in 1907 to provide funds for qualified women of the United States and Canada pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university. Bauman is one of 26 recipients selected out of the 941 women applicants here in Michigan.

Bauman is the daughter of Julie and Scott Schmeling, of Manistee, and the late Michael Bauman. She is a 2013 graduate of Manistee High and a 2015 graduate of West Shore Community College, where she received her associate’s degree in Arts and Science.

Bauman works as the student manager for the 2020 Information Desk at Grand Valley State University. She interned last summer with the DeltaPlex Arena, being responsible in assisting with the development, planning and execution of the summer events. After graduation Bauman plans to secure a position in the marketing or event planning fields.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic educational organization interested in bringing increased opportunities for higher education to women. There are approximately 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly a quarter of a million active members.

The Educational Loan Fund is available to women seeking funding to continue their education and is are within two years of obtaining a degree. Those interested can go online to and click on ELF eligibility requirements to learn more. For questions, contact E. A. Tyson with the local P.E.O., Chapter, FJ at (231) 889-7045.

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