P.E.O. Scholar Award Applicants Sought

The $15,000. P.E.O. Scholar Award provides opportunity for 85 women graduate students for 2011-12. The three Blacksburg Chapters coordinate efforts to identify potential applicants to nominate for the prestigious merit-based awards. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization providing financial aid for the education of women.

Eligibility:    A woman is eligible for nomination by a local P.E.O. Chapter if she:

  1. is within two years of completing her doctoral level degree or postgraduate    study or research by  August 1, 2011 (granting date);
  2.  has at least one academic year remaining from the granting date to complete her doctoral program;
  3. demonstrates academic excellence with a strong research path, publications,       awards and service activities(particularly during the past 12 months), maturity and seriousness of purpose;
  4.  has clearly defined career objectives, showing promise of making a significant  contribution to her field;
  5. is a full-time student at an accredited college,  university or institution;
  6.  is a citizen of the United States or Canada at the time of nomination.            

Local application components:  Submit by September 11

  1. One to two page letter of application highlighting current work and career goals  (See Eligibility 3.).
  2.  Resume

Applications to: Elva Miller -205 Woods Edge Court, Blacksburg, VA 24060 or by email.    Questions: e-mail or call 540-951-8407.  If nominated by a local chapter, the applicant will receive an official  application  package(official transcripts, etc.) from the P.E.O. Scholar Awards office.