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Colorado State Scholarship Fund

The Colorado State Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 for Colorado women who are currently a High School graduate or have a GED equivalency or are no longer than two years past their high school graduation or GED date, with preference given to non–traditional or vocational areas of study.

The application deadline is January 31.

For questions or more information, please contact: 
Chair, Sara Canfield, EG (2021-2024)
(970) 768-1968
19307 County Road Q
Ft. Morgan, CO 80701


Colorado Cottey College Scholarship Fund

Cottey College, located in Nevada, MO, is a fully accredited, four year liberal arts and sciences college for women, owned and operated by the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1927.

The Colorado Cottey Scholarship Fund (CCSF) awards scholarships to Colorado women attending Cottey College. Scholarships are funded through donations from chapters and individuals; the amount of scholarship awards varies from year-to-year.

After a student is accepted to Cottey College, the state committee will send her an application which must be completed and returned no later than January 31.

For more information, please contact Melissa Davis-Perez – email:

Basic Information – Colorado Cottey Scholarship Fund

The Colorado Cottey Scholarship Fund (CCSF) is a state project established in 1992 for scholarships, through endowments, to Colorado Cottey College students. It is supported solely by individuals and chapters who are encouraged to give annually. The P.E.O. Foundation manages the fund while the Colorado Cottey College Committee oversees the application and award process. Scholarships may be granted annually based on the accumulated interest and fund principal in excess of a required minimum principle balance of $5000.00 as reported by the P.E.O. Foundation. The following scholarships also may be awarded annually:

First-year student –
$1,000 in honor of Chapter President Chapter President

Second-year student –
$1,000 in honor of Virginia Corbett, the first Colorado State Chapter President

Third-year student –
$1,000 in honor of the current Colorado State Chapter President

Fourth-year student –
$1,000 in honor of Chellie Stevens Wright, Colorado State Chapter President 1924-1925 and Past P.E.O. Supreme Chapter President 1937-1939

Eligibility, Application and Payment Process

All residents of Colorado accepted to Cottey are eligible and encouraged to apply for a scholarship from this fund. Scholarships are based primarily on academic achievement. Consideration may also be given for a student’s character, participation in activities and leadership roles. Once the student has been accepted, Cottey notifies the Colorado Cottey College Chairman, who sends an application. Colorado residency, official transcripts and letters of recommendation must be included with the completed application and post-marked no later than January 31. Selection notification is announced in March. Each recipient and the Financial Aid Director of Cottey is notified following selection and the awards are publicized at the Colorado State convention and put on the Colorado State website.


Local Chapter Scholarships


Chapter FA – Brighton

P.E.O. Chapter FA-Brighton is proud to announce the 2024 scholarships! The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the applications received and approved. 

Complete the application and return by March 15, 2024.


Chapter BN – Brighton

Chapter BN, a group of P.E.O. sisters in Brighton, is please to offer up to two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to qualifying senior girls in 2024.

Complete the application and return by March 15, 2024.


Chapter ET – Arvada

P.E.O. Chapter ET is offering multiple post-secondary scholarships in the amount of $2,500 for the 2024/2025 School Year.  Please refer to the Chapter ET Scholarship Flyer for more information and application.

Complete the application and return by May 15, 2024.


Chapter U – Windsor

P.E.O. Chapter U in Windsor is pleased to offer up to two (2) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to qualifying high school senior girls in 2024.  Please refer to the Chapter U scholarship flyer for more information and application.

Complete the application and return by April 5, 2024.