The Larchmont Chapter of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Sisterhood has announced the results of its fall fundraising activities in support of the mission of P.E.O.
A two-day tag sale and a pre-holiday sale of incredible edibles organized and produced by the members of the chapter, raised $5,000 towards scholarships or loans for college, master and post graduate degrees, even for women who want to return to school after necessary interruptions.
P.E.O. is an organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
Deadlines for applications vary for the various scholarships and loans. Applicants need not be a P.E.O. member or related to one.
Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada; Plan to attend an accredited educational institution in the U.S. or Canada in the fall of the following year, and have a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
The scholarship selection committee will select that applicant deemed to have best demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
Potential recipients, interested in submitting an application, should visit the P.E.O. website www.peointernational.org for contact information.