P.E.O. Chapter L, Lewes, is currently accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded during the 2021-22 academic year. These are need-based scholarships, and amounts awarded are based on applicants’ needs and available monies in the Chapter L Scholarship Fund.
To request an application, email Joan LaRusso, committee chair, at email@example.com, by Saturday, May 1.
The scholarship fund, established in 2010, has supported many area women. In the past three years, seven women have received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, and totaling $12,500, from the Chapter L Scholarship Fund.
To be eligible, a woman must be a high school graduate or pending graduate, a citizen of the U.S. or Canada, and enrolled in an accredited postsecondary program leading to a degree or certification. Priority will be given to Delaware residents. Postsecondary study may be anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21,1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing women increased opportunities for higher education. There are approximately 6,000 chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly 240,000 active members.
P.E.O. Chapter L, Lewes, was organized in May 1999.