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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 school segregated fee (approximately $1,300 per year).


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 totals 20 hours per week during the academic year and 30 hours per week during the summer. One of the core objectives of the UWM Center for Economic Development is to promote neighborhood economic revitalization. The Peace Corps Fellows Program at UWM is an integral part of the Center's capacity-building activities. Fellows function as "urban developers" within their respective organizations. As they work through their graduate programs at UWM, Fellows 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.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Lisa Heuler-Williams
Program Specialist

UWM-Center For Economic Development
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
(414) 229-6155
(414) 229-4370

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