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Former Student Receives Prestigious P.E.O. Scholarship

Tristin Nyman ‘18 is one of only 100 students in the U.S and Canada honored with the 2021 P.E.O. Scholar Award.

Photo of Tristin Nyman standing by the water feature in Rudder Plaza.

Tristin Nyman ’18 is a former student in pursuit of her Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Tristin Nyman ‘18, a former student now pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $20,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood

Nyman earned her bachelor’s degree in 2013 at Carthage College. As an undergraduate, she earned all-college honors and departmental honors in psychology. In 2016, Nyman graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a master’s degree. In 2018 she graduated from Texas A&M University with her second master’s degree. In 2020, she was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award F31 Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health to support her research on child anxiety development. Nyman will continue her predoctoral training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore during the 2021-2022 academic year. She is expected to graduate with her Ph.D. in August 2022.

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded on Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to supporting higher education for women.  Approximately 6,000 local chapters exist in the United States and Canada, with nearly a quarter of a million active members.