PEO Women Awards & Scholarships
Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of a women's college, Cottey College, and five projects that provide higher educational assistance:
Click on the name of the project for more information and specific requirements for application.
|Cottey College||An independent, liberal arts & sciences college for women in Nevada, MO, owned & operated by the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1927||Admission based on academic performance, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, academic recommendations and potential for academic success||Various forms of funding available|
|Educational Loan Fund (ELF)||Must be within 2 years, but not less than 4 months, of completing course of study||$12,000 (USD) for associate and bachelor degree programs, technical or professional training, and post-graduate certifications, $15,000 (USD) for master's degrees and $20,000 (USD) for doctoral level degrees|
|Need-based scholarship||Citizen of country other than US or Canada, graduate students or students attending CotteyCollege||$10,000 (USD)|
|Program for Continuing Education (PCE)||Need-based scholarship||Must have had at least a 24-month break in education and be within 24 months of completing program||$3,000 (USD)|
|Scholar Awards (PSA)||Merit-based award||Must be within 2 years of completing a doctoral level degree||$15,000 (USD)|
|STAR||Merit-based scholarship||For high school seniors enrolling in a postsecondary institution upon graduation|
All grants, scholarships and loans, with the exception of the International Peace Scholarship (IPS), require applicants be sponsored by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Individual donors may make tax-deductible gifts to the above mentioned projects or through the P.E.O. Foundation.