Northwood Technical College Students Awarded Grants From The Philanthropic Educational Organization

Northwood Tech announces grant awards from the P.E.O. for seven students.

Northwood Technical College Students Awarded Grants From The Philanthropic Educational Organization

Northwood Technical College is announcing grant awards from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) for seven students for the spring 2024 semester. The total amount awarded to the seven students equals $17,900 to be used for expenses related to attending school.

The P.E.O is one of the many scholarships and grants available to Northwood Tech students through external partnerships that work with the College’s Foundation. The P.E.O. has been in existence for over 150 years with chapters located in the United States and Canada. As part of the P.E.O., the Program for Continuing Education (P.C.E.) grant is one of six projects educating women through scholarships, grants and loans, as well as stewardship of Cottey College.

Three chapters in Wisc. and S. Dak. sponsored the seven students for grants. These chapters include Chapter AD-BG, Superior, Wisc. (one recipient), Chapter BY, S. Dak. (one recipient), and Chapter EQ, Hudson, Wisc. (five recipients). P.C.E. grant funds can be used for tuition, childcare expenses, transportation to school, uniforms, textbooks, and technology expenses.

Students receiving grants from the PEO include (name; campus location; program; amount awarded; PEO chapter):

  • Sarah Cimermancic; Superior; accounting; $2,700; Chapter EQ, Hudson, Wisc.
  • Jennifer Huesby; Superior; nursing – Associate Degree; $3,000; Chapter BY, S. Dak.
  • Sheena Mann; Rice Lake; substance abuse counseling; $3,000; Chapter EQ, Hudson, Wisc.
  • Constance Poling; Rice Lake; human resource management; $2,500; Chapter EQ, Hudson, Wisc.
  • Samantha Salaba; New Richmond; human services associate; $2,700; Chapter AD-BG, Superior, Wisc.
  • Ashley Spencer; Rice Lake; accounting; $2,200; Chapter EQ, Hudson, Wisc.
  • MacKenzie Walters; New Richmond; IT cyber security; $1,800; Chapter EQ, Hudson, Wisc.

Grant recipient and Northwood Tech employee Mackenzie Walters stated, “I am thrilled and deeply honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the PCE Grant from the ladies of PEO International. The work the local Hudson, Wisc. chapter did to help prepare me for the application process cannot be understated. I am very grateful for their support and the connections I’ve made with them through this process. I am incredibly fortunate to have this scholarship and I look forward to using the funds to help me continue my educational journey at Northwood Technical College.”

Inquiries about the P.E.O. grants are accepted twice yearly. For more information about grants available to Northwood Tech students, visit NorthwoodTech.edu/grants. For information about the P.E.O., visit PEOInternational.org.  

Northwood Tech is grateful for all its community partnerships. Your support of the Northwood Tech Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit www.NorthwoodTech.edu/donate.

Northwood Technical College is a nationally top-ranked college and designated Silver 2023-24 Military Friendly® School that puts your Learning First. Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit NorthwoodTech.edu. Northwood Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.

Last Update: Jan 05, 2024 11:51 am CST

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