Eligibility

PEACE CORPS COVERDELL FELLOWS' REQUIREMENTS:
 
All Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who satisfactorily complete their service have lifetime eligibility for Coverdell Fellows.
 
"Satisfactory completion" means you:
  • completed the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service, or the full tour minus up to 90 days if you returned home on an emergency leave;
  • were granted "Early Close of Service" or "Interrupted Service" status due to circumstances that were beyond your control; or
  • were medically separated as a Volunteer
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COVERDELL FELLOWS' REQUIREMENTS:
  • admission to a graduate degree-seeking program
  • annual academic progress
  • service to an underserved population in the U.S. or its territories through an internship
  • a total of 450 hours of service, outreach and collective Fellows' service projects and activities per 12-month period for each of the two years