If you’ve been looking for opportunities to reduce your cost of college education as a female, this is one. The P.E.O Star scholarship provides USA and Canada female citizens a $2,500 scholarship award to study at any accredited college in the United States.
The P.E.O Star Scholarship is an international women organization with the primary focus of providing opportunities for female students all over the world.
About P.E.O Star Scholarship
Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O) was founded on 21st January 1869 by 7 students.
The P.O.E has its roots originally from the philosophy and institution of the Methodist Church which known for its active promotion of Women’s right and Education in the US.
P.E.O has 5, 866 local chapters in the US and Canada with about 251, 879 active members.
One must be able to pay her dues to the local chapter by the end of February to be considered an active member.
During membership initiation, the P.E.O ⭐ Emblem is lent to each member provided she desires to be an active member of a chapter.
The member fills out the P.E.O Wish indicating if she desires to have the Emblem buried with her. Her chapter president would normally get a copy of this wish.
They have five philanthropies that provides higher education assistance for women which include:
- P.E.O Star Scholarship
- P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund
- P.E.O Programme for Continuing Education
- P.E.O Educational Loan Fund
- P.E.P Scholar Awards
Level/Field of Study
It is a highly competitive scholarship. The scholarship is open for high school seniors (women) who are graduating and who has shown an impressive academic performance , extracurricular activities and community service.
Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O) Star Scholarship is being hosted in the United States (US).
The Scholarship is for citizens from the United States of America and Canada.
- The P.E.O Star Scholarship is one of the five philantropic programmes awarded by P.E.O Sisterhood. The annual award is valued $2,500 and is non-renewable.
- A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who emerges as the winner and must be utilized in the academic year following graduation or it will be retracted.
- This programme empowers women, celebrate and advance them through loans, scholarships, awards, grants and stewardship. This serves also as a form of motivation to women and a call for them to go for and achieve their aspirations in life.
How Many P.E.O Star Scholarships Are Awarded
The number of awards given out by P.E.O Star Scholarship may vary from year to year.
P.E.O Star Scholarship 2020 Eligibility
There are some criteria that must be met for a woman to be eligible for the award, they are as follow:
- She must have at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Must be on her final senior year is or will be 20 years of age or below at the end of the academic year.
- Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of US or Canada legally.
- Must plan to attend part-time or full-time an accredited post-secondary institution in the US or Canada in the fall of the academic year following graduation from high school.
How to Apply | P.E.O Star Scholarship Application Procedures
The P.E.O Star Scholarship Application Procedure is as follows:
- Whenever a prospective applicant is identified by a local chapter, the local STAR Scholarship chairman arranges an interview to assess the prospect’s eligibility.
- If there is a vote to recommend the applicant by the chapter, the chairman then oversees the online application process. The scholarship application is submitted online. After the prospect’s chapter has completed and submitted the recommendation form and letter online, the prospect will then be sent an email with instructions and a link to create her STAR online account.
- She can always log in to this account with the username and password used when creating the account.
- The chapter will initially inform the applicant she will be sent an email containing instruction on how to set up her online account and complete her own portion of the application.
- She will now complete the required forms, send email requesting letter of reference, compose an essay and then, electronically submit everything to the Office of the Executive, P.E.O.
- However, some supporting will also be needed and they must be submitted online in less than 30 days after the applicant received a link with instructions to have her online account set up.
Chapter Recommendation and Application Process
The applicant’s profile will equally be needed:
- Student’s activity chart, original one passage essay, reference letters (2) and an unofficial high school transcript. An unofficial transcript may be your transcript that has not been made official a stamp or seal or even a signature.
- There must be three different writers. An applicant cannot submit the chapter’s letter of recommendation written by the same individual who wrote the letter of reference. It makes the application incomplete and as such will not be considered.
- It’s not allowed to mail your transcript to the P.E.O Executive Office. The Star Scholarship online application explains how one can scan and upload her transcript.
- A Canadian applicant must also include her Province Conversion Grading Scale.
- The fund may be paid directly to the recipient at her discretion or to the accredited educational institute.
- This fund may be non taxably for tuition, fees, books and equipments required for course of instruction. But however, used for room, board or even transportation expenses may have tax implications for the recipient
Recipients are announced every year by 30th of April. Notification letters will be sent to all recommending chapters and applicant. Then a recipient award certificates are mailed to the recommending chapters to be present Awards their high school award ceremony or some other public forum.
Endowed and Named Scholars
Endowed STAR Scholarship is established in honor or memory of a chapter or an individual.
$2,500 one-time gift may be allocated as the Named Scholarship in honor or memory of either a chapter or an individual.
The scholarship application must be received by the P.E.O Executive Officer on or before Dec 1st to be awarded in the upcoming academic year.
Application Link | P.E.O Star Scholarship Application Form
The P.E.O Star Scholarship Application Form can be accessed through the P.E.O Star Scholarship Login
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The P.E.O Star Scholarship 2019 will be awarded to international women with the main focus of providing opportunities for female students around the world.