Cottey College

About Cottey College

In 1927, the P.E.O. Sisterhood accepted Cottey College as a gift from Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard. This made Cottey College the only nonsectarian college owned and supported by women.

Today, Cottey’s unique combination of women’s-only education, high academic standards, focus on leadership development, commitment to an international experience for every student, and motivated, high-energy community is at the heart of its success.

Cottey students Cottey College is an independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women. Since 1884 the college has offered young women the opportunity to learn and grow into leaders, role models, and confident individuals. Cottey is on the College Choice 2016 List of Best U.S. Women’s Colleges.

Want to visit Cottey to see is if it’s right for you? Cottey offers high school students a chance to visit the campus.

Virginia P.E.O.s can help cover the cost of a campus visit. $300 is allowed to an eligible student or $600, if accompanied by a parent or guardian. For further information about this assistance, contact the Virginia State Chapter Cottey Committee Chairman at cottey@vapeo.org.

Virginia Cottey College Scholarship Fund (V.C.C.S.F.)

The Virginia Cottey College Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to women who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents, domiciled in Virginia, and who have been accepted as a student at Cottey College.

The maximum amount is $2500 for freshmen and sophomores and $3000 for juniors and seniors. Up to three renewals may be awarded.

This application applies to the 2018 – 2019 academic year (fall 2018 and spring 2019). Scholarship applications must be postmarked within 30 days following the acceptance and decision to attend Cottey College. Renewal Virginia Cottey College Scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2018.

For further information about this assistance, contact the Virginia State Scholarship Fund Chairman at vssf-vccsf@vapeo.org.

This page was last updated October 2017