Giving STARS a
Chance to Shine
A one-time $2,500 scholarship is available to women, recommended by a P.E.O. chapter, who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
Dream and Achieve
The newest of the P.E.O. philanthropies, the STAR Scholarship, was established in 2009 to reward outstanding young women for their achievements in and out of the classroom. STAR continues to give stellar students an opportunity to continue their influence in their communities and the world, while giving each student a connection to a local chapter whose members are ready to encourage and support them as they embark on their college or university studies.
With interests as varied as the students themselves, recipients have majored in: arts and humanities; business; health and medicine; multi-/interdisciplinary studies; public and social services; science, math and technology; social sciences; and trades and personal services.
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Recipient Katherine O’Connell
“Thank you for believing in the potential of a young girl with a pink suitcase. I am especially grateful to the P.E.O. Chapter TR in Oceanside, California, for submitting me for the STAR Scholarship and to the International Board of Trustees for selecting me as a scholarship recipient.”
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Recipient Shae Crowder
“Thank you, P.E.O. … Your love and kindness and never-ending belief in me has gotten me this far. You remind me every day how much of a star I am and have always been in your eyes."
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Recipient Marjada Tucker
“The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was a gateway to opportunities and connections that ultimately changed my life’s trajectory.”
STAR Scholarship Procedures and General Information
Read the procedures and general information that guide our decision-making when choosing qualified candidates for a P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.