The International Peace Scholarship Fund, founded in 1949, is a program that provides scholarships for selected women from other countries to study in the United States and Canada for graduate school. P.E.O. members believe that education is essential for world peace and understanding.
The scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated need, but it is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. The applicant must indicate additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses at the time of application. Personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants, and other scholarships are examples of additional resources.
A student can receive up to $12,500 in funding. Smaller sums may be awarded based on individual needs.
Every year, the Eligibility Period runs from September 15 to December 15.
Applications for students who are already enrolled in school must be submitted by February 1. Those who have not yet enrolled must do so by March 15.
Eligibility for this Scholarship
- An applicant must be qualified for full-time graduate study in a college or university in the United States or Canada, working toward a graduate degree.
- A student must not have US or Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
- There are no scholarships available for research, internships, practical training, or travel.
- To be eligible for her first scholarship, an applicant must have completed a full year of coursework and be enrolled on campus for the entire school year.
- Doctoral students who have completed coursework but are still working on their dissertations are not eligible to apply as first-time applicants.
- A student can receive up to $10,000 in funding.