P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)

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Amount
Awarded

$3,000

Awarded
Awarded By:

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards varies.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Canada or the U.S.
  2. Must be female.
  3. Must be returning to higher education after an interruption in enrollment.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) established the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education in 1973. It is a need-based grant program. The goal of the program is to provide one-time financial aid to women whose education has been interrupted. The target applicants are women who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification. One that aims to enhance their marketable skills for employment so they can support themselves and/or their families. The PCE grant awards a maximum of $3,000 to help defray education costs.

Application requirements for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Personal statement.
Additional Information: To be eligible for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant you must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of Canada or the U.S. You must also intend to pursue the degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.

Award Amount: The maximum grant is $3,000 and depending on budget, smaller amounts may be awarded too. It is for tuition, books, fees, childcare (while in school), travel to/from class, uniforms (if part of the program) and tools or equipment relating to studies.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Contact: P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)
Address: 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899

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