An Introduction to P.E.O.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded by seven young women in 1869 on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. P.E.O. has expanded from a small college society to over 250,000 members in chapters throughout the United States and Canada. From its inception, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has taken an active role in the promotion of educational opportunities for women.
P.E.O. is an organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
Today, P.E.O. is a source of friendship and support for over a quarter million chapter members throughout the United States and Canada. Our Sisterhood proudly offers educational opportunities with six philanthropies, ownership of a women's college, and five programs that provide educational assistance.
We invite you to learn more about our educational opportunities and encourage you to visit www.peointernational.org. We also suggest you visit the website of Cottey College, which is owned by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, at www.cottey.edu.
Learn even more about Cottey College! Download and enjoy the Cottey Information Book (just click the picture below) that will answer so many questions you might have about this wonderful college and the phenomenal opportunities available to their students.
Ready to Visit? Check out the opportunities for "C for Yourself" in the Spring, "Women Going Places Workshop" in the Summer, as well as other scheduled visits that are available to prospective students:
C for Yourself - October 19-21, 2018 & April 26-28, 2019
Summer Workshop - June 17-22, 2018
(registration open Jan. 1 - May 31, 2018)
"Show Me Cottey" Tours
Oklahoma P.E.O. Projects Fund, Inc.
P.E.O. Projects Educate Women - Information Summary Sheet (download printable document)
The above mentioned printable document offers details on educational scholarship information for women, educational scholarship information for women of Oklahoma, deadlines for application, process for applying, and more.
The Oklahoma P.E.O. Projects Fund, Inc. was established in 1969 to provide additional financial assistance opportunities for women of Oklahoma desiring to further their education. The OPF, Inc. serves 3 funds: Oklahoma Projects Education Fund Grants, Oklahoma Continuing Education Fund, and Oklahoma Cottey Scholarships.
Oklahoma Projects Education Fund Grant provides financial assistance for Oklahoma women desiring to further their education who have completed at least one semester of post-secondary academic or technical courses.
Oklahoma Continuing Education Fund provides financial assistance for Oklahoma women who find it necessary to resume their studies due to changing demands of their lives.
Oklahoma Cottey Scholarships provide financial assistance for Oklahoma women attending Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.
Click here to request additional project information.