The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research.
P.E.O. Scholars have demonstrated their ability to make significant contributions in their chosen field of study, having assumed leadership positions in university academics, scientific research, medicine, law, performing arts, international economics, history, literature, government and other demanding fields.
You must meet the following requirements:
- be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
- have earned, at minimum, a bachelor's degree
- be within two years of graduating from a doctoral program and have at least one full academic year of work remaining in August of the year you are awarded
- be enrolled in full-time doctoral-level study at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution during the entire academic year of the award
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