P.E.O. is an international philanthropic educational organization that promotes educational opportunities for women through grants, loans, and scholarships. The Joan Kelly Memorial (est. 2002) and the Mary Ellen Memorial (est. 2015) Scholarships are awarded to female Truckee High School seniors who plan to attend a four year college. The P.E.O., Chapter XE Local Scholarship for Community Colleges (est. 2002) is awarded to Truckee High School or Sierra High School senior female students who plan to attend a community college, have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have been involved in community and/or school activities throughout high school.