P.E.O. INTERNATIONAL PEACE SCHOLARSHIP $10,000

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarships are awarded annually to women who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada for graduate study in a degree program from accredited schools in the United States and Canada. The maximum amount awarded for a full twelve (12) months of study is $10,000.

1. QUALIFICATIONS

An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. A student does not need to be enrolled at the time of application.

2. RESTRICTIONS

A student holding citizenship or permanent residency in the United States or Canada is not eligible.

A scholarship is not given for research, internships, or for practical training unless it is combined with coursework.

Awards are not to be used to pay past debts.

Scholarships are not awarded for travel.

In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.

Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.

Doctoral students in medicine or dentistry will be considered in the final two (2) years of coursework, internship or residency.

3. IPS CALENDAR

September 15, 2013 IPS begins to accept Eligibility Forms for the upcoming academic year

Renewal application material is available

December 15, 2013 Last day to submit Eligibility Forms

March 1, 2014 Last day to submit completed first-time applications from students already enrolled in graduate programs

April 1, 2014 Last day to submit final application materials for first-time applicants not yet enrolled

May 2014 Notification of scholarship awards

June 1, 2014 Last day for students to accept IPS scholarships

NOTE: ELIGIBILITY FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15 OR AFTER DECEMBER 15

If eligible, an applicant will be required to complete and sign a document promising to return to her home country or to a location outside the United States or Canada within sixty (60) days, depending on her visa status, upon completion of her degree program(s) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).

LOCAL CONTACT: For more information, contact local P.E.O. Member Ann Ayling 808-262-1150 peochapterf@hotmail.com

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