California State Chapter Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $3,000
Awards Available: 15

All P.E.O. California State Chapter scholarships have specific eligibility requirements and restrictions. 

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

  • Eligibility: 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

  • Eligibility: 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 
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Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
$2,000
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 01, 2024
$25,000
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Niche $25,000 Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
$25,000
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $25,000 to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: May 29, 2024
$1,000
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SP Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
$2,500
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

Common App Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2024
$2,000
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10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 15, 2024
$1,000
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Young Women in STEM Scholarship

Deadline: May 23, 2024
$5,000
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Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
$15,000
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Student Academy Awards Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 01, 2024
$5,000
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