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Coverdell Fellows Partner Schools

New York University - Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

About this program

NYU Steinhardt offers a 50% scholarship plus the cost of basic health insurance, year long cohort-based career development workshops, personalized career support, and access to the premier global university to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers accepted into the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship.

  • Year partnership began: 2016
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 4

Application requirements

Candidates apply via Graduate Admissions for their program of study and apply to the fellowship by January 15 for the fall semester only.

Admissions process

Check the box on the graduate admissions application to indicate interest in the Fellowship, upload a description of peace corps service and essay (question in application) with the admission application.

Degrees awarded

Master of Arts, Master of Science

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $85,000 $85,000
Value of fellowship $45,500 $45,500
Net cost $39,500 $39,500

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $41,330

Cost savings details

Tuition based scholarship to cover 50% of tuition and coverage of the annual cost of basic health insurance.


All NYU Peace Corps Coverdell fellows must complete 160 hours interning or volunteering at a nonprofit or governmental agency that serves high-needs communities in the local area. Fellows are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement during their first year of graduate study.

Other opportunities

Jobs for alumni

Steinhardt students and alumni are leaders in a variety of fields. Recent Steinhardt Coverdell alumni have worked in roles including:

  • Project Coordinator, Children at Risk
  • Data Scientist, The College Board
  • Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice
  • Urban Advantage Coordinator, New York Botanical Garden

Teaching Artist, Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Nontraditional options

Contact information

Yvette Brown
Associate Director


212. 998.5030


[email protected]


82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003