Education Financing for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Coverdell Fellows Award
Are you a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who wants to earn your master's degree?
Did you know that Returned Peace Corps Volunteers eligible for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program can receive $8,000 in education funding?
This amount represents about 30% of the total tuition costs needed to pursue a master's degree at the Carsey School of Public Policy in: Community Development, Public Administration, or Public Policy.
As a Coverdell Fellow, you'll receive a number of 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.
Plus, if you're a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who plans on applying to a Carsey School master's degree program, we'll waive the $65 application fee! Just email or set up a meeting with Carsey's Admissions Officer, Sanjeev Sharma.
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According to the Peace Corps website, Peace Corps Volunteers earn lifetime eligibility for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program if they fall into one of the following categories:
Peace Corps Volunteers who complete the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service or are otherwise given “completion of service” (COS) status
Peace Corps Volunteers who are medically separated
Peace Corps Volunteers who are given "interrupted service" status because of circumstances beyond their control
Peace Corps Response or Global Health Services Partnership Volunteers who complete twelve months of service within a twenty-four month period
Two-year Volunteers who resign or are administratively separated are not eligible for Coverdell Fellows unless they had already earned eligibility through a previous Peace Corps tour.
Have questions or want to discuss which one of the Carsey School's programs is right for you?
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