Emory University — Rollins School of Public Health
- Program Type:
- Coverdell Fellows
- Rollins School of Public Health
- Degrees Awarded:
- Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
- Admissions Deadlines:
Please see the admissions page for the Rollins School of Public Health here. In order to be considered for the Peace Corps Fellowship, applicants must be admitted by the priority deadline for Merit consideration. (late December/early January each year) Please see the admissions page for the Rollins School of Public Health here.
- Admissions Cycle:
Once per year.
- Program Start:
- Fall—Early August. Fellows arrive for training prior to new student orientation each year.
- Program Founded:
- September, 2011
The Rollins School of Public Health has a very dynamic Peace Corps community through the many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Masters International students. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers pursuing a career in public health provide a unique perspective to the approach and practice of public health and are recognized as a vital part of the student body at RSPH. Many aspects of the Peace Corps experience are directly connected with various topics discussed within the RSPH curriculum and specifically to shaping a successful Masters International program. Fellows lead Masters International students who are preparing for service in the Peace Corps as well as help facilitate ongoing service learning opportunities with local refugee organizations. This is a very rewarding program for the Fellows and the other participating students. Fellows have the opportunity to directly carry out the 3rd goal of Peace Corps service while also sharing experiences to better prepare and facilitate service for others.
RSPH students also have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experiences working with many of the major public health agencies in the Atlanta area.
RSPH greatly values the experience, perspective and service of RPCV students. RPCVs are also consistently engaged during their time at Rollins and are able to apply the skills that they have learned in the field to their public health educational experience. In order to honor this contribution, ALL students admitted to any department who have successfully completed Peace Corps service will receive a $10,000 scholarship. The specific RPCVS selected as Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows receive a Merit Award and $10,000 Assistantship in order to facilitate the Masters International program and to coordinate activities on campus in the Atlanta community.
The most important aspect of Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship at the Rollins School of Public Health is its ongoing commitment to service.
Fellows are connected to local refugee organizations throughout the duration of their program to help facilitate community partnerships and mentorship opportunities. The Peace Corps Fellows will specifically help to: 1) lead and collect resources for the Masters International seminar for all participating MI students; 2) lead MI students and additional RPCV mentors in ongoing service and advocacy with the refugee population in the Atlanta area; 3) provide mentorship to MI students completing their community projects; and 4) connect the RSPH community to ongoing service opportunities in the greater Atlanta area. Additionally, since this Peace Corps Fellows program at RSPH is still in the early stages of development, there will be ample opportunities to help shape this program with the unique contributions each Fellow has to offer.
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows can apply to any Master of Public Health or Master of Science of Public Health at any department or concentration at RSPH which includes Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Biostatistics and Informatics, Environmental Health, Global Environmental Health, Environment al Health - Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Global Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Global Health in Community Health and Development, Public Nutrition, Reproductive Health, and Population Studies.
Please see the admissions page for the Rollins School of Public Health here.
Fellows are selected as merit scholars for their demonstrated leadership and ongoing commitment to service. All RPCVs who have been admitted to RSPH by the priority merit deadline are reviewed and considered for the Coverdell Fellowship based on the information submitted on their SOPHAS application. Once top candidates are selected, additional information may be requested. Top candidates are usually selected by mid-March each year.
For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.
Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road, NE
1st floor GCR
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
- (404) 712-0672
- (404) 727-3962
If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Kristin Unzicker
Director, Leadership and Community Engaged Learning
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