‘Education is the key to opportunity’

The Perpetual Education Fund (PEF) has been established to provide worthy young adults of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with the support and resources necessary to improve their lives through education and better employment to better serve their family, the Church, and their community.

The Perpetual Education Fund: A Bright Ray of Hope

The Perpetual Education Fund (PEF) was established in 2001 during general conference...to help youth in developing areas “rise out of the poverty..."

PEF News Releases & Stories

Official news releases and stories of the Perpetual Education Fund from sources around the world.

How to Apply?

Follow these five basic steps and specific activities of the PEF path to success.

Success Stories: Fulfilled Promises

Inspiring stories from young participants who are now realizing their hopes and dreams in several countries around the world.

How Can I Help?

Many people have wondered what they can do to contribute and become part of this worldwide effort. So here are our suggestions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following information provides answers to common questions about the PEF program.

Contact PEF

To find the PEF Mentoring Center assigned to your country, click on the region where you live on the map or select a country from the drop-down menu.


PEF Administered Educational Programs for the USA, Helpful Church links and Media Library

President Thomas S. Monson“Today’s world is competitive, more than it’s ever been. I believe men and women need to get a type of education which will enable them to meet the exigencies [urgent needs] of life. … Men and women need to be prepared for a vastly broader scope than we’ve ever had before. ... [The Perpetual Education Fund] is a fund that will go far into the future.” Thomas S. Monson, in news conference, February 4, 2008; see Church News, Feb. 9, 2008

Thousands of individuals from all around the world have improved their lives by gaining a better education and training with the help of the PEF program. Click on the images above to read their stories.