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PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund 2023/2024 Application Update

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program that provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Members of P.E.O. believe that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding.

The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants and other scholarships.

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About PEO International Peace Scholarships

P.E.O. was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. This circle of kindred spirits – bonded by their enthusiasm for women's opportunities – eventually expanded to include women off campus as well. Through membership, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has brought together more than a half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them. Friendship is the cornerstone of P.E.O. – it is the legacy left by our Founders and it thrives in our uni... read more


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PEO Postgraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of PEO Postgraduate Scholarship

The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs.


Requirements for PEO Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

  • The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to women from outside the United States and Canada who are seeking advanced degrees from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada with the expectation that students will return to their home countries to utilize their education to make a positive impact and foster global peace.  
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.
  • International students attending Cottey College are eligible to apply for a scholarship. 
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Note: A student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.

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Application Deadline

December 15, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to PEO International Peace Scholarships on peointernational.communityforce.com to apply

Click here for the online eligibility form

Note: You will need to use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari to successfully complete a application. Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer will not work. 

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