The Evelyn Beckman Opportunity Award will be given to a senior in high school.
The Evelyn Beckman Advancement Award will go to a junior or senior in college or a master’s degree candidate pursuing a teaching certificate for children with special needs.
Evelyn Beckman was a 56-year member of Chapter Q, Des Moines. She held the office of President in 1949. As a devoted P.E.O., Evelyn lived the values of educating young women and supporting sisters. Evelyn chose teaching as a profession and devoted her career to children with disabilities and was particularly dedicated to deaf children and children with hearing impairments.
Evelyn’s duty to the sisterhood and her faith is evidenced in her generous contribution to P.E.O. A scholarship was created in her honor.