National Service Graduate Fellowship
Michigan Technological University
December 31, 2013
Michigan Tech is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior. Lake Superior, many forests and parks, and rivers and smaller lakes offer outstanding year-round recreational activities. Houghton, Michigan is small, but the university gives the town a "campus" atmosphere. The school has a large RPCV community.
About the Award
The Michigan Tech Graduate School offers the National Service Graduate Fellowship to students who have previously provided service to the United States. Eligible graduate students will receive a fellowship that will reduce their tuition rate.
The primary goal of the National Service Graduate Fellowship is to better meet the needs of students who have provided service to our country and allow them to bring their wealth of real-world experience to Michigan Tech.
The National Service Graduate Fellowship is awarded to on campus degree and non-degree seeking graduate students in one of the following three categories:
Peace Corps volunteers
Eligible students who are accepted into the Graduate School will be notified once their required documentation has been received and verified. Recipients of the National Service Graduate Fellowship will receive a tuition award reducing their graduate tuition rate.
Eligible individuals will have completed the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service, or a full tour minus up to 90 days of emergency leave; were granted “early close of service” or “interrupted service” status as a result of circumstances beyond their control; or were medically separated and have completed a year of service, including training.
You must be able to provide the following form of documentation:
Peace Corps Description of Service (DOS)
To access copies of your DOS you can contact Volunteer and PSC Financial Services at:
800.424.8580 ext. 1770 or 202.692.1770
Approximately 30% of tuition
The general Michigan Tech graduate application form asks if the applicant is an RPCV. Eligible students should note their category of eligibility on their Graduate School application and provide the Graduate School with the appropriate form of documentation. The RPCV's DOS is required to receive the award.
If you have any additional questions on the application process please contact the Graduate School by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (906-487-2327).
The Office of Third Goal and Returned Volunteer Services offers a wide range of career and transition support services for returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs):
Check out our full Calendar of Career Events
Watch recorded webinars about various career transition topics
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