Paula Becker Women's Scholarship established

Local Chapter FQ of the International P.E.O. has announced the Paula Lee Becker Scholarship for women.

Local Chapter FQ of the International P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to improving women's lives through education, is offering a new scholarship for local female graduates.

The Paula Lee Becker P.E.O.  Scholarship for Women was bequeathed to P.E.O. by Becker through her estate with the parameters of the scholarship specifically stated in her will.   

Becker never stopped learning and never stopped teaching. She received a BA from Loma Linda University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. After retiring from her work as a marketing specialist and management consultant, Becker continued as an online professor of Business, Literature and Critical Thinking for the University of Phoenix. She was a prolific reader and talented writer.

Becker moved to Florence in 2007 and soon became an active member of P.E.O. Chapter FQ, holding several committee and leadership positions. The annual fundraiser for P.E.O. titled "Wine, Women and Who Knows What" was her brainchild and Chapter FQ's largest fundraiser.

Applicants for the Paula Lee Becker P.E.O. Scholarship for Women must be females who have graduated from school in the Florence area. This includes high school, community college and GED graduates.

Scholarship applications for the 2021 Fall classes must be submitted by March 5, 2021.   

A local committee in Chapter FQ will select the recipient.

Those who would like more information can contact Rosemary Lauria at [email protected] or call 541-999-1638.   

Florence P.E.O. chapters FQ and DY have a combined membership of over 70 women who raise funds and secure educational grants for women. This new scholarship is only one of several available scholarships through either Chapter FQ or DY.

Information on other P.E.O. scholarship opportunities can be found at website.]