Dorothy Welsh Hamilton Fund

The Dorothy Welsh Hamilton (DWH) Fund provides scholarships to young Maryland women who attend Cottey College. Named after the first president of Maryland State Chapter, this fund is administered through the P.E.O. Foundation.

The DWH Fund Committee is made up of three members: DWH Fund Chair, Cottey College Chair and the Project Adviser. The Committee members are appointed by the president of Maryland State Chapter on a rotating basis according to state chapter bylaws. The DWH Fund Committee interviews candidates, processes applications, and awards scholarships to young Maryland women attending Cottey College who are of high scholastic standing, including those recommended by P.E.O. sisters. For more information about the DWH Fund scholarship application, please contact our state DWH Fund Chair.

In 2012, Cottey College began offering Bachelor of Arts degree programs. As of 2021, Cottey College offers many Bachelor degree programs including the following majors:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration-Management
  • Criminology
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Cottey College is constantly adding new bachelor degree programs. For a full list please visit the Cottey College website below.

DWH Fund scholarships may be granted for each year of attendance at Cottey College in either a two-year associate degree or four-year bachelor degree program, provided funds are available.

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