Wilton club gives adult learning scholarships

The Wilton AL Chapter of P.E.O. International has given scholarships to two Norwalk Community College adult learning students.

Marlene Millington and Lori Davis were awarded P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education grants for the 2016 fall semester. They are studying towards associate degrees.

Millington is pursuing a degree in medical office management/administrative track and Davis is enrolled in general studies with a concentration in psychology.

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education presents need-based grants to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. Grant money may be used for education-related expenses such as tuition and books, as well as transportation and childcare directly related to class attendance.

The program seeks to assist highly motivated students enrolled in academic or technical programs that will lead to employment or job advancement. It is open to women who are citizens or legal residents of the United States or Canada, are recommended by a P.E.O. chapter, and who are within 24 months of completing their educational program.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women through scholarships, grants, and loans. There are nearly 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with almost a quarter of a million members. Since its establishment in 1869, P.E.O. has provided more than $250 million in financial assistance to more than 98,000 recipients.

Information: peointernational.org, or email Wilton Chapter AL President Carol Kaelin at carolkaelin@gmail.com. For PCE inquiries, email PCE chair Chris Delmar at delmar@optonline.net.