Philanthropic Educational Organization, or PEO, is one of the most prominent societies for women. Founded in Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1869 the organization has over 100,000 members.
Its mission is to celebrate women’s advancement, educate women through grants, awards, and scholarships, and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. The best part about the PEO scholarships is that you are not required to be a member of the P.E.O. organization.
P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund has been helping women achieve their academic goals since 1907.
Applicants must be recommended by local chapters of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
For international women who would like to attend a college or university in the United States, the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship is your ticket.
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
P.E.O. Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
The maximum amount is $10,000 and is good for 12 months, which includes two semesters and a summer course or the equivalent. Be advised, that the scholarship does not cover all expenses, such as travel, living expenses, and food and shelter.
You have to guarantee your means of commuting and be able to provide for yourself. This means you should have access to a source of income or savings.
Announcements of if you will receive any funds and the amount will be done in May. Payments come in two installments: one in August and one in December.
You should start by requesting more information about any particular scholarship that interests you. Requesting information on one may or may not give you information about another that you may be eligible for.