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Graduate School Benefits

Financial Benefit Following Your Service

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) offers returned Volunteers financial aid, such as scholarships and stipends, and professional internships at more than 80 partner schools. Master's and doctoral degrees combined with substantive internships in underserved American communities prepare Fellows for their careers in a wide range of disciplines. Volunteers who satisfactorily complete their Peace Corps service gain lifetime eligibility for the Coverdell Fellows Program.

To find the partner school that's right for you, use our searchable database or reference our printable list of all current Coverdell Fellows Program partnerships including school addresses, degrees, benefits, internships, and contact information.

Combine Graduate School and Peace Corps

Master's International allows Volunteers to combine Peace Corps service with academic studies in a variety of fields at more than 80 academic institutions nationwide. Prospective students apply separately to Peace Corps and to a participating graduate school. Once accepted by both, students will study on campus, usually for one year, and then spend the next two years developing an academic project while working overseas for the Peace Corps. Most schools provide students in this program with credit for service overseas, opportunities for research or teaching assistantships, scholarships, or even tuition waivers for any credits earned while serving in the Peace Corps.

To find a Master's International program, you can also use our searchable database.

Last updated Sep 02 2015

Benefits of Volunteer Service

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