PEO STAR Scholarship In Canada & USA For High School Leavers 2019

The PEO STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year.


This is a non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for graduating high school senior women which must be used in the academic year following graduation or it will be forfeited.

At the discretion of the recipient, funds may be paid directly to the recipient or to the accredited educational institution. Funds used for tuition and fees or required books and equipment are usually non-taxable for income tax purposes. Funds used for room and board might be reportable income for tax purposes. Recipients and their families will decide on the use of funds and will be responsible for any taxes incurred. Recipients and their families should seek professional tax guidance.



The PEO STAR Scholarship is awarded yearly to exceptional high school female students in USA and Canada. You are strongly advised to visit this website regularly to see more scholarship opportunities.

Important Information: “Some scholarships require you to first apply to the host university for admission before you can be considered for scholarships. Fortunately, it doesn’t cost any fee to apply for admission as an international student.

If the scholarship eligibility criteria require you to hold an offer of admission from the university and you will be automatically awarded the scholarship”. While few others require you to first be a newly admitted student (fresh student) of the university before being awarded a scholarship, hence the need for you to step up efforts in your quest to study abroad.

Also, ensure you first read the eligibility criteria and application procedure of every scholarship opportunity published on this website carefully before commencing your application because some scholarships don’t necessarily require you to first apply to the host university for admission or be a fresh student as stated earlier.

You are strongly advised to check back on this website regularly for more scholarship opportunities.


Only citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada are eligible to apply for the PEO STAR Scholarship.


Scholarships can be taken at institutions in the United States of America or Canada.


A woman is eligible to be recommended for the PEO STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and  is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year.
  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation.
  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter.


When a local chapter identifies a prospective applicant, the local STAR Scholarship chairman will arrange an interview to assess eligibility. If the chapter votes to recommend the applicant, the chairman oversees the online application process.

The chapter will advise the applicant that she will be emailed instructions for setting up her online account to complete her portion of the application. Submission of the Chapter Recommendation Form must be made online, following the online instructions, between September 1 and November 1.

The Student Profile, Student Activity Charts, original one-page essay, two references, and unofficial high school transcript (through the 11th grade/junior year) must be submitted online no later than 30 calendar days after the applicant has received a link with instructions to set up her online account. Canadian applicants must also include their Province Conversion Grading Scale.


Application for PEO STAR Scholarship is currently open. Deadline shall be announced later.

Updated: October 17, 2018 — 7:53 pm

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