What is the PEG Scholarship?
The Phoenix Education Grant (PEG) is the first national scholarship endowment fund created for burn survivor students. Barbara Kammerer Quayle, a teacher who was burned in an automobile accident in 1977, created the scholarship fund in 2001. Her initial gift laid the foundation for the PEG scholarship fund. PEG also happens to be the name of the mother of the woman whose vision and dedication made this program possible, Barbara Kammerer Quayle.
"Having been a teacher in some capacity almost all my life, I decided there is no better way to honor my mother than by creating a scholarship fund for burn survivors. The greatest gift we can bring to young burn survivors in the new millennium is the gift of knowledge," states Quayle. That is why PEG scholarships are awarded to burn survivors who are attending college or a technical school.
A PEG committee reviews applications and grants scholarships based on academic ability, response to four essay questions, reference letters and financial need. Students who receive the scholarship are encouraged to help other burn-injured students by contributing to the PEG scholarship fund when they are established and able to do so.
The first scholarships were awarded to four very deserving recipients and the awards were presented at the 2002 World Burn Congress. To date, 32 scholarships have been awarded to 28 different students (some same individuals were awarded scholarships in different years).