Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
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 $5,000 scholarship for the MA in TESOL degree and a $9,400 scholarship for the MA in International Education 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 the following SIT master’s degree programs:
- Master of Arts in International Education, Online with Short Residencies in Vermont
- Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Online with Short Residencies in Vermont
As part of their SIT graduate program, fellows must complete a practicum — a core component of every SIT master’s program — 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.