Nine Ivy Tech Community College students are the beneficiaries of financial support from Bloomington Chapter EV P.E.O. for the fall 2018 term. The funds—$21,000 total this semester—are leveraged through the P.E.O. national Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant, which supports women who have had their education interrupted for at least two years and are within two years of completing a degree. Ivy Tech’s recipients represent students in degree programs ranging from nursing and radiation therapy to business administration and respiratory therapy. Chapter EV has supported Ivy Tech Bloomington students for a number of years. In 2017 and 2018 combined, more than $29,000 was awarded to 13 students. Instructor Jennifer Richards also received financial support as she works toward her graduate degree. P.E.O. is a philanthropic, educational organization committed to supporting women as they pursue their education.

PEO 1Scholarship recipients pictured in front row: Rhema Johnson, Samantha Powers, Leslie Miller, Micaela Amis

PEO 2.jpgScholarship recipients pictured in front row: Samantha Mann, Tamara Killian, Mary Taflinger, Chelsen Plantz

Scholarship recipients not pictured: Leslie Miracle, Jennifer Richards

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.