Connecticut State Chapter, P.E.O.

Welcome to the website of Connecticut State Chapter, P.E.O. 


P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.


Friendship is the cornerstone of P.E.O. – it is the legacy left by our Founders and it thrives in our unique Sisterhood. P.E.O. exists to be a source of encouragement and support for women to realize their potential in whatever worthwhile endeavor they choose.


The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of a women's college, Cottey College, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance:


P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (established 1907)
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund (established 1949)
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (established 1973)
P.E.O. Scholar Awards (established 1991)
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship (established 2009)




For a quick link to the International P.E.O. Magazine click here 


Click here to be directed to the Cottey College website . Education a woman's way: Learning collaboratively; taking the lead; getting a world view; making life-long friendships.




Find out about trips from Connecticut to Cottey CollegeYour trip begins in Connecticut where you will meet other CT students and one of our P.E.O. guides who will drive you to the airport, fly with you to Kansas City where they will rent a car and drive you to the Cottey campus.