National/International P.E.O. Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered from P.E.O. International and require the support of a local P.E.O. chapter.  For additional information, please check the P.E.O. International website.  


P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF)

Educational Loan Fund (ELF), established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. An applicant must be recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and be within two years of completing her course of study. The current maximum loan is $10,000 at 4% interest and due six years from the date of issue. Following the graduation date originally stated on the application, interest will begin accruing and will be billed on an annual basis. Interest accruals and payments will not be deferred if the student continues with further study.


P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS)

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.


P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) was established in 1973 to provide need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.


P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA)

P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are either pursuing a doctoral level degree or are engaged in postdoctoral research at an accredited college, university or institution.


P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

The STAR Scholarship provides a $2,500 award to high school senior women who wish to pursue post-secondary education. The P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic educational organization that celebrates the advancement of women, supports the STAR Scholarship.