California State Chapter Scholarships

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

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 
How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
$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: Dec 01, 2023
$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...

Big Future Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
$40,000
The Scholarship Program is open to seniors in high school who meet the eligibility requirements. If you are an eligible student, by completing a college planning step using your College Board account, you will automatically earn a chance to win a $500 scholarship and an additional chance to win a $40,000 scholarship.There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or...

Niche $50,000 Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 14, 2023
$50,000
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 $50,000 (our biggest scholarship yet) 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...

CollegeXpress Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
$10,000
Since 1995, our mission has been to help connect students with the right schools for them. Carnegie Dartlet, the organization that houses CollegeXpress, is an educational publisher and higher education marketing agency. Every year, thousands of students across the United States and around the world discover their colleges using our websites, magazines, and services.  This scholarship has an intake period...

Appily Easy Money Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
$1,000
The Appily scholarship application is fast and easy.Scholarship Eligibility: This scholarship is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and first semester senior students for all majors and schools. We will judge this scholarship based on other criteria such as volunteer work, extracurricular activities, special circumstances, etc.About the sponsors of the scholarship (EAB and Appily):EAB is the market leader in helping colleges...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Dec 29, 2023
$1,000
ScholarshipOwl is your source of relief from the dreaded application process. We put students on the fast-track to success by providing direct access to the scholarships they need the most. Take the hassle out of financial aid and maximize your chance at a free ride in college. No matter how much funding you need for school, we have the opportunities...

SP Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
$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...

Holiday Wishlist Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
$500
Since 1995, our mission has been to help connect students with the right schools for them. Carnegie Dartlet, the organization that houses CollegeXpress, is an educational publisher and higher education marketing agency. Every year, thousands of students across the United States and around the world discover their colleges using our websites, magazines, and services.To be eligible for the Scholarship you:A)...

Niche 2K No Essay College Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
$2,000
Niche is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school for them. Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as...