P.E.O. Star Scholarship

Expires On: Friday October 7th, 2022 5:00pm
Scholarship Provider: P.E.O.
Career Choice:
Geographic Limitations: Kenai Peninsula
Who Can Apply: Graduating Seniors, Homeschool
Dollar Amount: 2500

(Last Updated On: October 6, 2022)

For female seniors graduating in 2023

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 into more than half a million women in the U.S. and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education. The P.E.O. Sisterhood sponsors six projects* designed to assist women (High School Seniors and College Level) with their educational goals.

Since 1869, P.E.O. has helped more than 119,000 women by providing over $398 million dollars in *grants, scholarships, awards and loans. The sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College.

About the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year.


A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success
  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year
  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Plans 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 following high school graduation
  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter