Membership in P.E.O. is not a requirement for grant award consideration. However, access to the online application is given only after the members of a P.E.O. chapter have voted to sponsor a candidate. In order to protect the privacy of its members, membership lists, including contact information, are never provided to non P.E.O.s.
If you are interested in being considered for chapter sponsorship, you should:
- Carefully read through the eligibility criteria, and all other information provided on this site.
- Complete and submit the Information Form for a Potential PCE Candidate Seeking Chapter Sponsorship.
Please do not use the “Request More Information” link on this website to request status updates. If a P.E.O. member has not initiated contact within four weeks, it is unlikely a sponsoring chapter has been located.
When a chapter identifies a prospective applicant, the local chapter’s PCE chairman will arrange an interview to assess eligibility. If the chapter votes to recommend the applicant for PCE grant consideration, the chairman oversees the online application process which starts with the Chapter Recommendation Form. The CRF is posted on the PCE page of the P.E.O. International website which is password protected for member only access.
After the CRF has been submitted electronically and reviewed by the project supervisor, the applicant will be sent emailed instructions for setting up her online account. This email will include a specific 30 day deadline for completing and submitting the PCE Application and Income and Expense Statement. The chapter contact will also be advised of the deadline.