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Education organization offers free scholarship

Once again P.E.O. Chapter KH is offering a $500 scholarship to a young woman graduating from Quincy High School or Plumas Charter School. Graduating senior women attending either school as a result of the damage to Greenville by the Dixie Fire are also welcome to apply.

The award of this scholarship is based on financial need, personal goals and character for those applying to an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school after high school.  Applicants must have a high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

P.E.O., Philanthropic Educational Organization, whose motto is “Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars,” supports women in their educational pursuits by offering numerous scholarships and loans.  It was started in 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College by seven young women who had the privilege of attending college and were determined to create ways for other women to follow in their footsteps.

Since its founding, P.E.O. Has grown into an international organization that has granted more than $5 million in scholarships and loans to women ranging from high school seniors and continuing education students to those in graduate and doctoral studies programs.

P.E.O. Has owned Cottey College, a highly ranked liberal arts and sciences women’s college in Nevada, Missouri since 1927.  To date, nearly 10,000 women have graduated from Cottey College.

Applications for the 2022 P.E.O. $500 scholarship may be obtained from Ms. Wade at Plumas Charter School and from Ms. Dupras at Quincy High School.  All completed applications are due by Friday, April 29.

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