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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Peace Corps & Teach for America

In recognition of their commitment to service, GSSW provides extra financial assistance and other benefits for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), and Teach for America alumni who pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

These programs are open to two-year and advanced standing MSW applicants who attend GSSW full-time.

Peace Corps' Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program

If you are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) who is accepted for admission to GSSW as a full-time student, you may be eligible to receive a $5,000 Peace Corps' Coverdell Fellows Scholarship in addition to any merit-based and/or need-based scholarships you may be awarded.

Please complete the GSSW Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Application (DOC), and submit it to GSSW—along with the Master of Social Work Application Form (via myWeb) and other required admission application documents—by January 15.

Scholarship decisions are made in late March, and two Peace Corps Fellows Scholarships will be awarded each year.

To further honor your service in the Peace Corps, GSSW will waive your MSW application fee once we receive your GSSW Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Application.  (This form must be submitted by the application deadline, and we cannot refund previously paid application fees.)

For additional information, please contact the GSSW Office of Admission.

Teach For America (TFA) Partnership program

If you are a Teach for America alumnus/alumna who is accepted for admission to GSSW as a full-time student, you may be eligible to receive a $5,000 Teach for America Scholarship in addition to any merit-based and/or need-based scholarships you may be awarded.

Please complete the GSSW Teach for America Partnership Application (DOC), and submit it to GSSW—along with the Master of Social Work Application Form (via myWeb) and other required admission application documents—by January 15.

Scholarship decisions are made in late March, and two TFA Scholarships will be awarded each year.

To further honor your service in the Teach for America program, GSSW will waive your MSW application fee once we receive your GSSW Teach for America Partnership Application. (This form must be submitted by the application deadline, and we cannot refund previously paid application fees.)

For additional information, please contact the GSSW Office of Admission.