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PEO International Peace Scholarship


To support international women studying for graduate degrees in USA or Canada.

Scholarships cannot be used for travel, research dissertations, internships or practical training. Applicants must also have round-trip return travel expense guaranteed at the time of the application and promise to return to their own country within 60 days of completion of their studies, depending on visa status, unless approved for optional practical training (OPT). Each applicant has 60 days from the date her eligibility form is approved to submit her completed application material. The material includes the Application Form, Personal Statement (Progress report for renewals), Educational/Employment Resume, Recommendations and Return Travel Guarantee Form.


Applicants of any nationality may apply, with the exception of residents of the United States of America or Canada. Eligibility is based on financial need, nationality, degree, full-time status and residence. Students who hold permanent residency in the United States of America or Canada are ineligible.

Quantity Available

Approx. 200


  • Annual

Study Length

A maximum of 2 years

Award Value

US$10,000 maximum per year

Application procedure

Eligibility must be established before application material is sent. Eligibility information is available online at external linkClick on 'P.E.O Project/Philanthropies' and scroll down to the International Peace Scholarship Fund. Please read the qualifications and restrictions. If you feel you qualify, you may access the Eligibility Form after August 1st at this same site. The completed Eligibility Form must be submitted between August 15th and December 15th. If the applicant is deemed eligible, the application material will be sent.


PEO members

International Peace Scholarship Fund

We are a philanthropic and educational organization who offers grants, loans and scholarships for women.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the International Peace Scholarship Fund by using the links below.


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