P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women

celebrate the advancement of women;

educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and

motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of Cottey College for women, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance: 

For more information or to apply for one of these national scholarships, please go to PEOInternational.org.  

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. P.E.O. International is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.  

There are three P.E.O Chapters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin--Chapter K, BD, and DO.  Chapter K is the oldest of these chapters and was founded on March 12, 1919.

Chapter K awards 3 scholarships each spring to women who live or attend school in Fond du Lac County.

Applications are due by April 15.  Winners are invited to a local chapter meeting (typically the 3rd Thursday evening in May) to receive their award.

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