Returning Peace Corps Volunteers
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program: Awarded to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who apply as a Coverdell Fellow. To be considered, interested RPCVs upload a 500 word-max Peace Corps Fellowship Statement to the online application, indicating how the fellowship fits into their academic and professional plans, and how they plan to fulfill the Coverdell internship requirement.
During their graduate studies, Coverdell Fellows complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community, allowing them to bring home and expand upon the skills they learned as Peace Corps volunteers. At Jackson, Coverdell Fellows receive full tuition (and may receive up to full tuition plus a $22,000 stipend). Coverdell Fellows are named after intent to matriculate decisions are made.
For more information on the Coverdell Fellows Program, visit the Peace Corps website.
Meet Jackson’s current Coverdell Fellows