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P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

Offered by Philanthropic Educational Organization

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 31, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

Graduate Students

Application deadline:

December 15, 2023

Scholarship Overview

Are you a woman, not from the U.S. or Canada, looking to pursue a graduate degree in one of those countries? If so, you may be interested in applying for the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund! The scholarship is open to women from outside the U.S. and Canada who are pursuing advanced degrees from accredited U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), a group that has supported women with their educational aspirations since 1869, funds the scholarship. They established the International Peace Scholarship Fund in 1949 to help international women use their educational endeavors to foster global peace. Recipients earn up to $12,500 to help pay for their academic and personal expenses. Winners are encouraged to return to their home countries after receiving their degrees in order to make a positive impact in their home nations.

If you are an international student looking to study in the U.S. or Canada and would like some help funding your degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to women who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens/residents and who wish to pursue graduate study in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students



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Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a budget of expected expenses, and all anticipated additional financial resources. Applicants must also submit the below application materials.

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Philanthropic Educational Organization at

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

This scholarship is open to citizens of countries other than the United States. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.
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