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The University of Arizona — College of Engineering

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
College of Engineering
Degrees Awarded:
Civil Engineering (MS), Environmental Engineering (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:
February 1 (Fall) - Civil Engineering
January 31 (Fall) - Environmental Engineering
Program Start:
August, January for some departments
Program Founded:
April, 2001


Fellows receive up to $20,000 in tuition support, need-based scholarship, Work Study and AmeriCorps opportunities, and paid internships at government and nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona and Mexico border area. Fellows participate in professional development and community service activities.


Civil Engineering faculty research foci include Geomechanics and Geotechnical, Transportation, Engineering Mechanics, Hydraulics and Hydrology, and Structures. Environmental Engineering specializes in innovation in technology development in energy, environmental technology, biotechnology and nano-scale device manufacturing. Access the UA PCF and departmental websites and faculty research profiles for program details, research interests, and online application information.


Apply online to the academic program, as well as to the Fellows program. Applicants must be admitted by The University of Arizona Graduate College and selected for admission to the Fellows program. Fellows carry out a 450 hour internship each year, and participate in community service projects and professional development opportunities. Renewal of funding depends on academic progress and meeting service obligations.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Georgia Ehlers

Graduate College
P.O. Box 210066
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066
(520) 621-9103
(520) 621-4101

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