The Minnesota AP Chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is pleased to announce that Jessica Hawthorne Olson of Winona was recently awarded $13,000 in educational funds from International P.E.O. to complete a Master’s in education degree with an emphasis on school counseling at Winona State University. Hawthorne was sponsored by Chapter AP of Winona. Hawthorne is receiving a $3,000 grant from the Helen Ward Minnesota Continuing Ed Fund and a $10,000 loan from the Educational Loan Fund.
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization in the United States and Canada that supports the advancement and education of women through scholarships, grants, and loans. P.E.O. has helped more than 105,000 women by providing over $321 million in education assistance. Pictured from left are Diane Dingfelder, Ramona Metz, Barbara Rockwell, Jessica Olson, Sydney Smith, and Pauline Christensen.