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Lora Moore Gilreath recipient of Beth Ledbetter PCE Grant

Deborah Soike • Aug 8, 2013 at 12:48 PM

The Philanthropic Education Organization, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter AE of Johnson City is proud to announce Lora Moore Gilreath of Piney Flats as the recipient of the Beth Ledbetter PCE Grant. She is enrolled as a student at King University ( formerly King Collge) and will complete her bachelor's degree in 2014. The Project for Continuing Education grant program was created to assist women financially with the completion or continuation of their education. The candidates for this grant had their education plans interrupted for at least two years. Since 1973 over 42.9 million dollars have been distributed to women throughout the United States and Canada through the PCE grant project. This is one of six projects of P.E.O. that provide financial aid to women. The P.E.O. Education Loan fund has distributed over $143.6 million dollars since 1907. The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship granted to women students from foreign countries has distributed over $29.6 million dollars since 1949. Since 19991, the P.E.O. Scholar Awards granted to women completing their terminal degrees in their field has distributed over $16.2 million dollars. The newest project, the Star Scholarships granted to selected women high school seniors has distributed over $2.7 million since 2009. P.E.O. Chapter AE of Johnson City is delighted to present this grant to Lora Moore Gilreath.

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