Tennessee State Scholarships

Inez Bailey

Graduate Student

This scholarship awards money for GRADUATE STUDIES to qualified women from Tennessee. Grants are made on the basis of prior academic achievement, P.E.O. recommendation, and chapter voice vote. Criteria for selection incorporate P.E.O. Foundation requirements for scholarship.

Renewals may be granted for a maximum of five years. In order to be considered for scholarship renewal, the recipient must maintain a grade-point average of 3.25 or its equivalent.

The deadline for applications is February 1.

Helen Hays Hutton

Cottey College Student

Grants are made on the basis of character, personality, high purpose, need, P.E.O. recommendation, and chapter voice vote to young women of Tennessee who have been accepted for admission by Cottey College.

Renewals, upon recommendation of Cottey College, shall be given preference over new applicants. In order to be considered for scholarship renewal, the recipient must have a 2.5 grade-point average at Cottey College.

The deadline for applications is February 1.

 

Carolyn G. Ward

Cottey College Student in Music

Grants are made on the basis of character, personality, high purpose, need, P.E.O. recommendation, and chapter voice vote to young women of Tennessee who are talented in music and who have been accepted for admission by Cottey College.

Preference shall be accorded to a Tennessee woman. In the event that no eligible woman from Tennessee applies, the scholarship may be awarded to an eligible woman from any state in the U.S. who has been admitted to Cottey College and is recommended by the Music Department.

Renewals may be applied for upon recommendation of the Music Department at Cottey College; the student must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average at Cottey College.

The deadline for applications is February 1.

Loretta McCoin

High School Senior

Grants of $2500 are made on the basis of character, personality, high purpose, financial need, P.E.O. recommendation, and chapter voice vote to a young woman who has graduated from an accredited high school with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who has been accepted into an accredited four-year college or university within the 50 United States. Applicant shall be a U.S. citizen and a Tennessee resident for 24 months prior to entering college.

The deadline for applications is February 1.

To Honor Beth

The Beth Ledbetter PCE Fund is a regular PCE grant awarded following the requirements of the PCE program. The Grant was begun by Tennessee State Chapter to thank Beth for her six years of service on the PCE Board of Trustees after the conclusion of her tenure as chairman.  This grant is administered by the P.E.O. Foundation. One or more grants may be awarded annually as determined by the amount available in the fund. All gifts and investment income in excess of a $5,000 required minimum balance shall be available for PCE grants in Beth’s name; that is to say, grants come out of the PRINCIPAL, not the interest, of this fund.      Your state board encourages chapters to contribute to PCE through the Beth Ledbetter PCE Fund! NO ONE CAN APPLY TO RECEIVE A BETH LEDBETTER PCE FUND GRANT.  It is a designated grant: that is, a $3,000 grant coming out of this fund may be CALLED a Beth Ledbetter PCE Fund Grant, but it is exactly the same in all respects to the rest of the PCE maximum grants. Not all $3,000 PCE grants are given in Beth’s name. Recipients do not have to come from or be sponsored by a TN chapter, though this is often the case.