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P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

Offered by Philanthropic Educational Organization

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

30 days after receiving a chapter recommendation

Scholarship Overview

Are you a woman enrolled in a certification or degree program? If so, consider applying for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education! The grant is open to women within 18 consecutive months of completing their educational program who have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in their adult life. The scholarship is funded by the Philanthropic Educational Organization, an organization that has aimed to support women with their educational aspirations since 1869. Today, P.E.O. provides over $398 million in grants, scholarships, awards, and loans. On a rolling basis, the organization grants $3,000 to recipients of the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education to cover tuition and expenses. If you would like some funds to pay off your postsecondary program, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to women enrolled in a certification or degree program from an accredited institution in the U.S. or Canada who are within 18 consecutive months of completing their educational program. Applicants must also have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in their adult life. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students


U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest


Other Category

Adult, Nontraditional, Women

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.

450-word essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

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

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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