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California State Chapter Scholarships

Scholarship Sponsored by P.E.O. California

Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 15
Deadline : Jan 15, 2024

All P.E.O. California State Chapter scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions. Expand each title selection box to view its complete information.

Please visit the ​Cottey College Scholarship page to view more information about its scholarship and award opportunities.  

Donations are one of the primary sources of funding P.E.O. Projects.  More information and specific forms can be found on the Public page under 'Giving Opportunities'.

California Scholarships for California Women Residents only

California State P.E.O. Scholarship Application forms are available online beginning September 1, 2023, through January 15, 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year. Completed packets, including all required attachments, must be submitted no later than January 15, 2024.

Thank you for your interest in the P.E.O. California State Chapter Scholarships. Applicants must have permanent California residency status and must be a female who is, or will be at the time of scholarship funding next Fall, a high school graduate (or equivalent) who will be enrolled in an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Recipients must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
and must be able to provide proof of such if requested. The scholarship funds are for the academic year beginning with the Fall term, 2024.


Dorothy L. Weller P.E.O. Scholarship Fund - Broad field of law

  • Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older to apply. Applicants may be undergraduates working toward a
    career in the field of law, as well as students attending a licensed paralegal program or those attending
    law school.

Ethel O. Gardner P.E.O. Scholarship Fund

Includes Ethel O. Gardner P.E.O. Scholarship Fund, Janet H. Griswold Memorial Scholarship Fund and the
Dorothy Halleck State Education Scholarship Fund. Awarded to women who are studying in a variety of
academic fields.

Ethel O. Gardner P.E.O. Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: Upper division and graduate students in any field of study including professional schools

Dorothy Halleck State Education Fund

  • Eligibility: Upper division and graduate students in the field of education (other restrictions apply)

Janet H. Griswold Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: Undergraduates in any field of study

Ruth G. White P.E.O. Scholarship Fund - Broad field of medicine

Includes Ruth G. White Scholarship and Dorothy C. Wisner Scholarship for women studying in the broad field
of medicine

Ruth G. White P.E.O. Scholarship Fund

  • Eligibility: For women who have completed one year of graduate study in the broad field of medicine

Dorothy C. Wisner Scholarship

  • Eligibility: For women currently in college studying in the broad field of medicine

Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC) – P.E.O. Foundation

  • Includes over 41 individual scholarships with varying specifications including some for specific fields
    of study, type of postsecondary institution to be attended and/or geographic residency
  • Applicants for SSC Scholarships will be considered for all SSC scholarships for which they may be

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