P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)
The Program for Continuing Education was established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women in the U.S. or Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.
The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) is intended to provide one-time need based grants to women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada for use in completing a degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.
- 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.
- Grants will not be awarded for prerequisite courses or to those needing or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested.
- A PCE grant is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt.
A PCE grant is a grant-in-aid for education related expenses such as:
- books, supplies
- testing and graduation fees
- transportation (only for estimated cost of gas, parking, and local bus fare,
not for auto loan payments or maintenance)
- childcare (only while in class or studying)
- uniforms required by the educational program
- equipment/tools necessary for the course of study
- Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses including online programs offered by educational institutions in the United States or Canada.