Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

PeaceCorps logo.The Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program provides financial assistance to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) who wish to pursue graduate education at partner institutions, which include SIT Graduate Institute.

Prospective SIT students who are selected to be Paul D. Coverdell Fellows will receive a scholarship for 35 percent of the tuition for any low-residency degree.

In order to be eligible for the fellows program, individuals must have satisfactorily completed their Peace Corps service* and be admitted to one of SIT’s low-residency master’s degree programs.

As part of their SIT graduate program, fellows must complete a practicum of 150 to 300 hours in a high-need American community (as defined by SIT). The practicum must relate to the student’s coursework and career goals and be for a minimum of six weeks. Practicums may be paid professional positions or unpaid internships.

*To have satisfactorily completed Peace Corps service, a volunteer must have completed the full two-year tour of service or the full tour minus up to 90 days, if returned home on an emergency leave; have been granted an “Early Close of Service” or an “Interrupted Service” due to circumstances beyond the volunteer’s control; or have been medically separated as a volunteer.