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About CHAPTER HL – Paso Robles

The Paso Robles P.E.O. Chapter HL is an active group of about 40 women who, through fundraising, friendship and bonds of sisterhood, provide educational opportunities and emergency financial assistance for both women and men locally.

Chapter HL awards grants and scholarships to women based on achievement and need, and assists candidates to apply for P.E.O.’s chapter, state and international loans, grants and scholarship programs.  Since 2002, Chapter HL has helped over 60 women with awards totaling $153,500 in financial support to help women reach for the stars.

Chapter HL holds monthly business meetings, social gatherings and comes together twice a year with sisters from nine other San Luis Obispo County chapters:  four in San Luis Obispo, and one each in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Pismo Beach, Chapter YD Paso Robles, and Morro Bay.  Paso Robles Chapter HL was originally organized in 1932 in Berkeley, CA, then merged and moved to Paso Robles in 1992.

For information, contact P.E.O. Chapter HL – Paso Robles at or visit our social media channels.


Philanthropic Educational Organization – P.E.O. – is one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America, founded in 1869 and now with close to 6,000 chapters.  It is a sisterhood of more than 372,000 women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them.  

With a mission statement of “Women helping women reach for the stars!” the nonprofit P.E.O. International sisterhood has helped over 122,000 women across North America pursue their life goals by providing over $415 million in educational assistance, making a difference in women’s lives through six philanthropies and a foundation. 

Celebrity P.E.O. scholar awardees include NBC News anchor Savannah Guthrie, and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, who spent 205 days on International Space Station 2019-20 and made history by completing the first ever all-female spacewalk with NASA astronaut Christina Koch.  

P.E.O. Scholar Awardee Savannah Guthrie

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