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January 2020

Larchmont Chapter of P.E.O Raises Money for Scholarships

The Larchmont Chapter of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Sisterhood has announced the results of its 2019 fundraising activities in support of the mission of P.E.O.

 

The two events in September and November organized in private homes in Larchmont by the P.E.O. sisters, produced impressive results towards scholarships raising $8,000 for college, master and post graduate degrees, including for women who wish to complete their education after necessary interruptions to raise or support their families.

 

P.E.O. is an international women’s organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, low interest loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. New York State claims 79 of the 6000 local chapters representing a quarter million members in the USA and Canada; New York State sent a substantial delegation to the 150th anniversary of P.E.O. in Des Moines, Iowa in September of 2019.

This year, the Star Scholarship committee interviewed 7 potential scholarship recipients and is confident, that 1 or 2 will be successful in gaining 2019 scholarship benefits. Applications for the 2021 awards will be accepted from September 1 to October 31, 2020.

 

For information on all the scholarships, grants, low interest loans and Cottey College or on how to donate or prepare items for future P.E.O. fundraising events,  go to the P.E.O.’s website, http://www.peointernational.org and look for Chapter AJ Larchmont.