What is the PEO Sisterhood Program for Continuing Education?


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The Philanthropic Educational Organization sisterhood program for continuing education is a program that provides grants to women in Canada and the United States to resume or continue their education. The applicant must use the grant to complete her education to improve her employment prospects.

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The Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood Program for Continuing Education was started in 1973 to help women go back to school and complete their education to increase their chances of employment.

The maximum amount an applicant can receive is $3,000 as of 2015. The applicant can only use this money for education-related expenses. These include tuition, books, supplies, graduation and examination fees, and equipment and uniforms necessary for her course. She can also use the money to pay for child care only while she is in class and transportation to and from the school.

The program awards scholarships for online, technical and academic courses offered by educational institutions in Canada and the United States. An applicant does not have to be a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization for the program to consider her application.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a citizen of the United States or Canada who wants to complete a certificate or degree program. She must have interrupted her education for at least 24 consecutive months and be within 24 months of completing her certificate or degree program.

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