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The P.E.O. sisterhood has been helpful bringing increased opportunities for higher education to local women. Recently, Chapter G sponsored and awarded a grant for continuing education to Nancy Peel. She is attending the University of Alaska Southeast.
Every year, Chapter G has been able to donate funds to UAS for a scholarship. Teresa Kissel was a recent recipient. This past year Angeline Edge, a single mother with two children was aided with a scholarship. She received her Associated Arts degree in May.
This chapter has also been responsible for the distribution of the Mamie Jensen Memorial Scholarship. Mamie was a member of Chapter G, for many years. Melissa Tribelhorn is the first recipient of this award. She is a 2002 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and is attending Carroll College in Montana.
The educational and philanthropic purposes of P.E.O. are accomplished through five international, state and local projects. These projects include the Educational Loan Fund, an International Peace Scholarship, the Grant for Continuing Education and the Scholar Award. The fifth project is Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. This is the only college in the United States, owned and operated by women. There are 5,866 local P.E.O. chapters in the United States and Canada, with 251,870 active members.