Alexis G. Laureano has been awarded a $500 educational scholarship in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.
The daughter of Lynn Des Jardins, Warsaw, plans to use the grant to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette. Laureano is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.
Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill. During the past 40 years, Modern Woodmen has committed millions of dollars in financial assistance to hundreds of students through its fraternal scholarship program.
Applications for the 2013-2014 scholarship program will be taken in the fall.