Woodstock residents Emilee Eidee and Mary Iversen were awarded continuing education grants from P.E.O, a philanthropic organization that seeks to help women achieve their educational goals.
The women were sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter MC of Woodstock, according to a news release.
Eidee is a student at Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, according to the release. She is a board-certified reflexologist, treating patients with a variety of illnesses, such as cancer, physical injuries, migraines and stress-related illnesses since 2010. She also teaches reflexology.
A degree in homeopathy will allow her to do more teaching and mentoring, and her ultimate goal is to create a center for healing and learning, according to the release.
Iversen is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology and counseling at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, Washington, according to the release. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services and has a passion for working with those in need, especially women survivors of traumatic experiences.
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 their families.