University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee — UWM-Center for Economic Development
- Program Type:
- Coverdell Fellows
- UWM-Center for Economic Development
- Degrees Awarded:
- Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)
- Admissions Deadlines:
- Fall semester deadline, March 1
- Program Start:
- Fall Semester
- Program Founded:
- February, 2002
Full UWM Tuition Scholarship $7,500 per year; work stipend approximately $12,000 annually; health insurance; a $250 book allowance. Each fellow will pay an annual program fee (approximately $700).
The UWM Peace Corps Fellows Program is a two-year program that combines graduate study with a work placement in a local community-based economic development organization. Graduate study can be pursued in the following: Non-Profit Management, Urban studies, Economics, Geography, History, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Sociology, Political Science, English. The work placement will total 20 hours per week during the academic year and 30 hours per week during the summer. One of the core objectives of the UWM Consortium for Economic Opportunity is to promote neighborhood economic revitalization. The Peace Corps Fellows Program at UWM will be an integral part of the Consortium's capacity-building activities. Fellows will function as "urban developers" within their respective organizations. As they work through their graduate programs at UWM, Fellows will bring much needed expertise in a variety of fields to Milwaukee community based organizations. Milwaukee has a large Hispanic population and several participating community organizations offer work placements for Spanish-speaking Fellows.
Individual UWM graduate programs will evaluate applications to determine whether prospective Fellows meet departmental admissions standards. Applicants accepted by UWM graduate programs will then be evaluated by a Fellows Program selection committee. Each Fellow will be required to take a three-credit course in urban economic development as a part of his/her elective credits.
For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.
UWM-Center For Economic Development
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
- (414) 229-6155
- (414) 229-4370
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