The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains six educational philanthropies.To find out more about each philanthropy, visit www.peointernational.org 

Educational Loan Fund (ELF)

Established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. An applicant must be recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and be within two years of completing her course of study. The current maximum loan values are: $12,000 for a non-degree accredited program, an associate or a bachelor degree, $15,000 for a masters degree, and $20,000 for a doctoral degree. The interest rate as of March 2018 is 2% and the loan must be repaid six years from the date of issue. Following the graduation date originally stated on the application, interest will begin accruing and will be billed on an annual basis. Interest accruals and payments will not be deferred if the student continues with further study. To contact ELF in Alberta and Saskatchewan, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)

Established in 1973 to provide need-based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.  To contact PCE in Alberta and Saskatchewan, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund

Established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.  To learn about IPS, visit the website www.peointernational.org 

P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA)

Established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.  To contact PSA in Alberta and Saskatchewan, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship (STAR)

Established in 2009, the STAR Scholarship provides a $2,500 award to high school senior women who wish to pursue post-secondary education.  To contact STAR in Alberta and Saskatchewan, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Cottey College

The P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains Cottey College, a fully accredited liberal arts college for women, in Nevada, Missouri, owned and operated by the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1927.  To contact the Cottey College chair in Alberta and Saskatchewan, email Pam Conlin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To learn about Cottey College, visit the website www.cottey.edu