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Link to PCE application process

The money is intended as a grant-in-aid for education-related expenses such as tuition, books, supplies, transportation, childcare while in class, required uniforms, testing fees and equipment/tools. The grant is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt. Grants will not be awarded to those needing prerequisite courses or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is

requested. 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. Recipients are eligible to receive only one P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant. When a grant is awarded, payment will be made to the recipient by direct deposit. The sponsoring chapter is encouraged to present her with a PCE certificate.


A woman is eligible to apply for a grant from the PCE provided she:

  • Is recommended by a P.E.O. chapter

  • Is enrolled in a certification or degree program from an accredited institution; not a post master’s certificate or doctoral program

  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident 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 sometime in her adult life

  • Is within 18 consecutive months of completing her educational program

  • Is enrolled in an educational program which, at the conclusion, 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.

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