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PETRI Scholarships

PETRI stands for Philanthropy, Education, Teaching, Research, Involvement. Founded in 2011, PETRI is a club of Mercer Island High School girls.  The club has three main areas of focus:DSC05683

  1. Science: PETRI brings in local scientists scimentors-200x200to speak to the high school students as well as visiting research labs where the girls conduct our own investigations. The club encourages women to enter science fields.
  2. Scholarships: PETRI raises money to send girls to high school in Kenya. The Kenyan government only pays for education through grade 8. The cost of high school for a day scholar is $300 and for boarding school scholars it is $650. For a family that only makes $1 a day, sending a child, much less a girl, to high school is rare. Both Clubs Photo.jpgPETRI together with their sister organization Girls to Girls, sponsored 63 students, 10 boys and 53 girls this year.
  3. Friendship: The girls in PETRI create friendships with all of their scholarship recipients.  The girls use email, Google Hangouts and Instagram to connect with the Kenyan students.DSC01894.JPGSONY DSCP1020337.jpg

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