Program for Continuing Education Grant

PEO Sisterhood

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) is intended to provide one-time need based grants to women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada for use in completing a degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.

How to Apply

A woman is eligible for recommendation by a local chapter if she:

  • is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada;
  • is enrolled in a certification or degree program from an accredited institution;
  • 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 sometime in her adult life;
  • is within 18 consecutive months of completing her educational program which, at the conclusion of, will lead to employment or job advancement.

  • The maximum grant is $3,000.
  • Lesser amounts may be awarded based on funds available in the current year’s grant budget and applicants’ individual needs.
  • Grants will not be awarded for prerequisite courses or to those needing or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested.
  • PCE grant is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt.
  • PCE grant is a grant-in-aid for education related expenses such as:
    – tuition
    – books, supplies
    – testing and graduation fees
    – transportation (only for estimated cost of gas, parking, and local bus fare,
    not for auto loan payments or maintenance)
    – childcare (only while in class or studying)
    – uniforms required by the educational program
    – equipment/tools necessary for the course of study
  • Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses including online programs offered by educational institutions in the United States or Canada.