New Canaan P.E.O. Scholarship Awarded to Lisa Perone

Lisa Perone PCE scholarship winner presented by Laura Dijs, P.E.O. Chapter N Programs for Continuing Education Chair
Lisa Perone PCE scholarship winner presented by Laura Dijs, P.E.O. Chapter N Programs for Continuing Education Chair
New Canaan P.E.O. Chapter N has recently presented New Canaan resident Lisa Perone with a $500 Program for Continuing Education (PCE) scholarship.  Lisa, a mother of three, is currently going to school for her CDA Certificate (Child Development Associate) at CDAClass.org.  Lisa plans to complete her program by the end of this year.
The Program for Continuing Education (PCE) awarded to Lisa is one of six P.E.O. philanthropic projects;  this project provides grants of up to $3000 to women who have found it necessary to return to school and who are within two years of attaining their degree.  Candidates need not be residents of New Canaan, but are required to have U.S. citizenship, and be with 24 months of completing their education.  If you want more information about our projects , please visit www.peointernational.org/ and look at the “Projects / Philanthropies”.   P.E.O. Chapter N of New Canaan invites anyone interested in pursuing opportunities to call Program for Continuing Education Chair, Laura Dijs, at (203) 972-6024. 

P.E.O. is an International Philanthropic Education Organization which supports women in attaining higher education.  During the past 50 year, New Canaan P.E.O. Chapter N has raised over $175,000 for PEO projects through fundraising efforts within the Chapter.  The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education. There are approximately 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly 250,000 active members.  New Canaan Chapter N was organized in 1963.   

The other P.E.O. projects include:  The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF), a revolving loan fund;  Cottey College, a fully accredited liberal arts college;  P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund (IPS), provides scholarships for international students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada;  STAR Scholarship, awarded to outstanding high school women seniors;  P.E.O. Scholar Awards, provides substantial awards to women of the U.S. and Canada who are pursuing advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study and research at an accredited institution.  Again, visit our website www.peointernational.org/ for additional information or contact our Chapter representatives.


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