Coverdell Fellowship Award

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Education Financing for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs)

About the Coverdell Fellows Award for RPCVs

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who enroll via the Coverdell Fellows program are eligible to receive an $8,000 education award. This amount represents about 30% of the total tuition costs to pursue a master's degree at the Carsey School in: Community Development, Public Administration, Global Conflict & Human Security, or Public Policy. To qualify for this Education Award, an application must be completed and submitted to the Carsey School. Applications are available upon request.


Plus, as a Coverdell Fellow, you'll receive a number of fellowship benefits, including:

  • Financial assistance towards tuition.
  • Professional experience and the opportunity to complete an internship in an underserved community.
  • Federal job options and the potential three-year extension of your noncompetitive eligibilty status for federal job applications.


Apply the Coverdell Fellows Award Toward the MPP, MPA, or MCD Program!



Toward a Master's Degree at the Carsey School


Of your total tuition for a Master's Degree covered by the Coverdell Award


Excellent Master’s programs to choose from!

The Carsey School Advantage

Graduate prepared for a career with impact and the knowledge required for interdisciplinary problem-solving, insightful analysis, effective advocacy, compelling communications, and winning strategies that lead to impactful change and stronger communities.

  • Our flexible programs fit into your life, offering Online, Hybrid, and Part-time learning options.
  • Start Fall or Spring.
  • Engage in hands-on learning and grow your network of changemakers like you.
  • Achieve your full potential, effect change, and advance your career.
Nisha Grimes, MCD graduate and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

“I was attracted to the diversity of the participants and coursework at the Carsey School. I forged deep and meaningful relationships with classmates and faculty. I gained solid credentials in the world of international development and my capstone project led to a full time job after graduation! I highly recommend the Carsey School to RPCVs looking to connect with like-minded individuals working to improve our world.”

~Nisha Grimes ’16G MCD, ThreeFold Foundation, Peace Corps Returned Volunteer, Costa Rica (2010-12)


*Please note that applicants are only eligible to receive one Carsey School Education Award.

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