Supporting Women…Changing the World!
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.
The program provides substantial merit-based awards for women of the U.S. and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university.
Touching Lives, Encouraging Hopes of Top Scholars
Since 1991, the P.E.O. Scholar Awards have recognized and encouraged academic excellence and achievement by a monetary award that provides partial support for study and research for women who have the potential to make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Through financial support and enthusiastic participation of P.E.O. chapters and individuals, the project has grown to remarkable proportions, touching the lives and encouraging the hopes of fine women scholars.
Through the years, scholars have pursued various fields of study including medicine, nursing, microbiology, immunology, English, rhetoric, composition, neuroscience, psychology, creative writing, physics, ecology, geography, biochemistry, aerospace engineering, aeronautics, astronautics, astrophysics, veterinary medicine, chronic disease epidemiology, history, engineering, anthropology, political science, urban planning, chemical engineering, environmental science, conservation, music, public health, orthopedics and many more.
The potential of these scholars, who are at the top of their fields, will have a positive impact on society, which affirms the outreach of P.E.O. and reinforces the goal of P.E.O. Scholar Awards to become one of the premier academic awards for women in the U.S. and Canada.
P.E.O. Scholar Award Recipient Dr. Brianna Morgan
"Receiving the P.E.O. Scholar Award during my Ph.D. program allowed me to creatively design a research study that gave back to the participants."
P.E.O. Scholar Award Recipient Samantha Cooper
“Your generosity has made it possible for me to continue to access the materials I need to make dissertation progress, in spite of the ongoing pandemic, and it is because of the work you do that I have been able to continue to do what I love most.”
P.E.O. Scholar Award Recipient Lyla June Johnston
“Receiving the P.E.O. Scholar Award means to me that the world is ready to honor, uplift and learn from Native American knowledge.”
PSA Policy Guidelines & Procedures
Read the policies and procedures that guide our decision-making when choosing qualified candidates for a P.E.O. Scholar Award.