Information about P.E.O. International can be found on its website or by phone at (515) 255-3153. Most P.E.O. scholarships are handed out through local chapters, and do not have to go to P.E.O members.
P.E.O. was founded in 1969 and since that time has grown to almost a quarter of a million members. The organization exists to promote educational opportunities for women and gives out both merit-based and need based scholarships to U.S. citizens as well as participating in multiple international scholarships. The P.E.O symbol is a star, and the star pins are normally passed down from member to member within chapters.