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Kelsey Weaver awarded PEO education grant

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Cheri Kent, Kelsey Weaver and Ann Renfrow

PEO Chapter BK is pleased to announce that Kelsey Weaver has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the PEO Program for Continuing Education. This grant was established in 1973 as a need-based program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to Colorado to complete a degree or certification that will improve their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

Once Weaver has completed her LPN training and passed her state licensure boards, she plans to continue with the LPN-to-RN bridge program offered through Colorado Mesa University to attain her associate degree in nursing and her RN. She previously worked as a CNA at Gunnison Valley Hospital and a senior care center, volunteered in teaching yoga and mentoring youth, worked at the local food pantry and community health fair, and helped with the hospital prenatal classes. Her initial degree was in fine arts.

PEO is a philanthropic educational organization where women celebrate and actively support the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. Anyone wishing additional information on scholarships, loans, grants and college opportunities may visit the website peointernational.

org, under Projects/Philanthropies.

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