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Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program

At a glance
Funding Type: 
Tuition Award
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
All Graduate Students

The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program at the University of Arizona provides tuition assistance and internship opportunities to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers enrolled in participating graduate programs. 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 he/she returned home on an emergency leave;
  2. Was granted "Early Close of Service" or "Interrupted Service" status due to circumstances that were beyond his/her 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 450 hours of service, outreach, and collective Fellows' service projects and activities per 12-month period for each of the two years