The P.E.O. Scholar Awards program, established in 1991, provides educational awards for women of the United States and Canada who are either pursuing a doctoral level degree or are engaged in post graduate study or research at an accredited college or university.
In selecting recipients of these merit based, competitive awards, the board of trustees for P.E.O. Scholar Awards will evaluate each application using the following criteria: scholarly excellence, academic achievements, academic career goals, recommendations, potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to her field, additional qualifications of applicant. Priority is given to an applicant who is well established in her program.