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Britnie Davis, a student at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nurse was awarded a P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter S of Knoxville, Tennessee. Britnie wants to return to the healthcare field and become a traveling nurse so she can help others.

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education was established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women in the U.S. and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.

Chapter S has been a part of the Knoxville community since it was organized in 1966.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has been celebrating women helping women reach for the stars for more than 150 years. In the past year P.E.O. has awarded over $18 million in grants, scholarships, awards and loans. The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College in Nevada Missouri. 


Image Above: Britnie Davis posing with a certificate confirming her award. 

Through membership, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has brought together more than a half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them. In addition to the educational philanthropies, the P.E.O. Sisterhood provides a framework of support and community for all members.

What started with a bond of friendship among seven women in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is now one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America with close to 6,000 chapters.

To learn more about P.E.O, its powerful educational philanthropies and see stories of women who have benefited from the programs, visit

For more information about PEO International, follow them on social media: 
@PEOInternational on Instagram
@PEOSisterhood on X (formerly Twitter)

Images Above: Britnie standing between with Donna Curry and Joy Johnson; Britnie and TCAT Knoxville Student Services Coordinator Lucas Gray