PEO International Peace Scholarships for Female Students Worldwide in USA and Canada


The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for qualified selected women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.

PEO believes that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, and therefore it aims to help qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance.

The Scholarships are awarded annually to women citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada for graduate study in a degree program from schools in the United States and Canada.

Study in USA and Canada

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS / Eligibility Requirements: 

An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. A student does not need to be enrolled at the time of application.

A copy of the applicant’s confirmation of admission must be received by the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship office by April 1 in order to complete the application. This notice must specify the graduate degree program. No consideration will be given to applicants lacking evidence of admission.

Who is not eligible for this scholarship ?

A student holding citizenship or permanent residency in the United States or Canada is NOT eligible.

A scholarship is not given for research, internships, or for practical training unless it is combined with coursework.

Awards are not to be used to pay past debts.

Scholarships are not awarded for travel.

In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.

Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

Doctoral students in medicine or dentistry will be considered in the final two (2) years of coursework, internship or residency.

Application Deadline:

1 April 2018

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