P.E.O. - Program for Continuing Education (ID 1324)
- Start Date:
The maximum grant is $3,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs and available funds. Regardless of the amount awarded, the grant is for one time only.
When a grant is approved, the check is mailed to the sponsoring chapter to be presented personally to the recipient.
- P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. They must demonstrate a need for financial
assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills for employment.
The money is intended as a grant-in-aid for expenses such as tuition, books and education related expenses, transportation, or childcare, necessary to reach the applicant’s educational goal. The grant is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or to cover the cost of prerequisite courses.
- PEO Executive Office
- 3700 Grand Avenue
- Des Moines
- (515) 255-3153
- (515) 255-3820
- 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 studying in the United States or Canada
Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
Is within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational goal
Is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program, e.g., educational, law, medical or clinical
Is enrolled in an educational program leading to employment or job advancement
Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses
When a local chapter identifies a prospective applicant, the chapter’s P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education chairman will arrange an interview to determine eligibility.
Chapter approval is granted by a major voice vote at a regular or special meeting.
PCE applications may only be submitted electronically.
The instructions for the online application are posted on the PCE portion of the P.E.O. International website.
The following actions are necessary to successfully complete and submit an application:
View the PCE application online tutorials
Set up the local chapter PCE portal account which allows access to the necessary forms
Complete all steps outlined in the tutorials
The Board of Trustees of the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education will evaluate applications on a nondiscriminatory basis without consideration of race, national origin, religious affiliation or disability, with the primary consideration being the applicant’s demonstrated overall need for assistance.
- Special Criteria:
- The following information is VERY IMPORTANT to read regarding the APPLICATION DEALINE!
Applications will be considered no more than four months prior to beginning of the term for which the grant is requested. All forms must be submitted electronically ten weeks prior to the beginning of the term for which the grant is requested. Applications submitted less than ten weeks prior to the beginning of the term for which the grant is requested will not be accepted but may be resubmitted for a subsequent term.