Hathcock awarded PEO Continuing Ed grant
From Staff Reports
Coweta County’s Melanie Hathcock has been named recipient of a grant from the Philanthropic Educational Organization’s (PEO) Program for Continuing Education.
Hathcock is married to Bill Hathcock and is the mother of two young children, Garrett and Lauren. She earned her initial education degree from Western Governor’s University and plans to pursue a career as a middle school science teacher.
PEO is an international group that works to promote higher education of women through grants, scholarships and loans. PEO – which owns and operates Cottey College, a liberal arts and sciences college for women in Missouri – was founded as a sorority in 1869 by a group of female students at Iowa Wesleyan.
The PCE grant was established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women whose educations were interrupted and who wish to return to school. Funds are intended as grants-in-aid for expenses such as tuition, books, transportation and child care necessary to reach the applicants’ goals.
PEO Chapter AZ’s recommendation aided in her selection as a grant recipient by the Georgia State Chapter PCE Board of Trustees. Chapter AZ also made educational contributions to local high school graduates who had applied for a PEO Georgia State Scholarship, including Haleigh Darnell, Lindsay Graner, Chelsea Head, Marina McCoy, Allison Simpson, Cori Whittington and Kareema Wilson.