Stephanie Maiden has been awarded the Program for Continuing Education (PCE) Grant from International P.E.O.
Maiden, who is currently employed as a Certified Nurses Aid/Certified Medical Technician, has recently returned to school to complete her Licensed Practical Nursing degree.
She is attending LPN School through Moberly Area Community College, and plans to graduate in July, 2015. Chapter CE, P.E.O. of Vandalia, MO, sponsored Maiden for this grant.
The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) was established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.
Local chapters of P.E.O. submit applications for worthy candidates and these applications are reviewed by an International P.E.O. committee for grant award selection.
Partial or full grants may be awarded, based on applicant need. Funds for the PCE grants are provided through monetary gifts by individual members and chapters of P.E.O. throughout the United States and Canada.
A woman is eligible to apply for a grant from the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education provided she:
• is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter
• is a citizen of the United States or Canada
• is living and studying in the United States or Canada for the entire course of study
• has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student some time in her adult life
• is within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational program
• is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program
• is enrolled in an educational program which, at the conclusion of, will lead to employment or job advancement. Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses, including online programs offered by educational institutions in the United States or Canada.
P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization which supports women in their educational endeavors.