Each year, dozens of Peace Corps volunteers make a difference by combining meaningful service with graduate studies through the Coverdell Fellows programs.
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
The Josef Korbel School proudly claims the largest Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in the country. Our active RPCV community for RPCVs ensures that you will have opportunities to interact with other Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, along with impacting the community.
RPCVs who are admitted to the fall 2014 quarter (or later) as Paul D. Coverdell Fellows will be awarded a scholarship of at least $5,000 per year along with being considered for other merit based funding. No additional applications are required for Paul D. Coverdell Fellows consideration, but you will be asked to submit your statement of service.
Field Practicum Requirement
In ongoing support of the Peace Corps third goal, "to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans," all Paul D. Coverdell Fellows are required to complete 75 hours of field practicum (paid or unpaid) within the United States or U.S. territories such as Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to help meet the needs of underserved U.S. communities.
A list of potential field practicum sites can be found below.However, fellows are also welcome to research additional sites that may be more applicable to their career aspirations. The Office of Career and Professional Development is available to assist in providing tools and resources for you to identify and select a site for the practicum upon matriculation. There is a minimum requirement of 75 hours and fellows can complete these hours at their own pace, whether it be 75 hours over the summer, or three to four hours a week for four quarters, etc. Fellows are allowed to accept paid internship.
Peace Corps Programs student/alumni news & blogs
- University of Denver ranks #1 on Peace Corps' List of Top Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Programs.
- Piper Frode is a second-year student in the International Administration program and an RPCV.
- Andy Knipe is currently serving Cameroon and has finished his coursework for an MA in International Development. Read his blog here.