Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program

At a Glance

By Application
Funding Type
Eligibility Category
Domestic Doctoral Students
Domestic Master’s Students


The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program at the University of Arizona provides .25 FTE graduate assistantships for four academic semesters (excluding summer) to support internships in the Tucson community. The award provides reduced tuition to instate, 1/2 of the remaining instate (excluding program fees) and student health insurance.  Complete information is available at the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program website.


Peace Corps Coverdell Requirements

All Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who satisfactorily complete their service have lifetime eligibility for Coverdell Fellows.
Satisfactory completion means the Volunteer:

  1. Completed the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service, or the full tour minus up to 90 days if the volunteer returned home on an emergency leave;
  2. Was granted "Early Close of Service" or "Interrupted Service" status due to circumstances that were beyond the volunteer's control; or
  3. Was medically separated as a Volunteer

UA 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 400-450 hours of service, outreach, and collective Fellows' service projects and activities per 12-month period for each of the two years