P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  3. Must be a female.
  4. Must be 20 years of age or younger by the application deadline.
  5. Must be in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education at time of application deadline.
  6. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  7. Must plan to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada full-time or part-time in the fall of the academic year after graduation.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. and Canadian female high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must be 20 years or age or under by the application deadline.

Application requirements for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Student activity chart
Additional Information: Successful candidates will exhibit excellence in academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. At the discretion of the recipient, funds may be paid directly to her or to the accredited educational institution. Non-taxable uses for this money may be tuition, fees, books, and equipment required for courses of instruction. Funds used for room, board, or transportation expenses may have tax consequences for the recipient.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Submissions must be made through a local P.E.O. chapter between Sep. 1 and Nov. 1. When a prospective applicant is identified by a local chapter, the chairman of the STAR Scholarship Committee will arrange for an interview to assess eligibility. If the chapter approves sponsorship, the chairman will oversee the student's application process. The student is responsible for completing the following materials and submitting them to the recommending chapter: a student profile; student activity chart; an original one-page essay; two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes; and an official junior year transcript. The chapter is responsible for completing the chapter recommendation form, checklist, and a letter introducing the applicant and explaining her outstanding qualities and achievements. Student and chapter materials are to be sent by the chapter in one package to the P.E.O. Executive Office at the address provided. Materials must be postmarked by the deadline date.
About P.E.O. Sisterhood:
Contact Information: x, Executive Office
Address: 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899

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