School of Business at George Washington University

Why you should consider this program


By combining business and analytical skills with an ethical focus, were educating our MBA students on how to solve business problems that benefit their organizations as well as society. Our MBA students are at the forefront of smarter business--business that considers its impact on the world as well as the bottom line. In addition to rigorous training in traditional business competencies, every one of our MBA programs is infused with ethical leadership, sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate citizenship with a global view. This is not only the direction business is headed, this is what we stand for.


Our location is not just where we are, it shapes who we are. Our MBA programs are embedded in the center of Washington, D.C., where the private, public, and NGO sectors meet and interact. For our students, it means an extraordinary opportunity to be involved in current international and national debates, engage with prominent global leaders and business executives, and project a clear and informed voice as they move forward in their careers.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 109,055 $ 30,000 $ 79,055
Out of state $ 109,055 $ 30,000 $ 79,055
* 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 the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

The GWSB will provide a total of $30,000 in tuition over two years for three (3) Coverdell Fellow admitted candidates. This is the minimum that a candidate will receive. He or she will be considered for additional merit aid based upon their qualifications.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 40,000

Application fee waived?



Coverdell Fellows will work with the F. David Fowler Career Center to strategically search for and identify internship organizations to fulfill the requirement to intern with an underserved American community. In addition to internships, fellows can fulfill this requirement with involvement in co-curricular opportunities or volunteer experiences.

Jobs for program alumni

John Abrams began his MBA program in Fall 2015 as a Coverdell Fellow, and was able to land a fantastic internship at Hewlett Packard as Social and Environmental Responsibility Intern.

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

GRE or GMAT test scores, application, one written essay, one lettersof recommendation and official transcripts.

Admissions process

Please indicate in the third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program. Please upload to the "Other Information" tab on your application a signed copy of your Description of Service (DOS) from the Peace Corps that confirms your eligibility. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.

In order to receive the application fee waiver, please select "Pay by Check" when you get to the section of the application that requires you to pay the application fee, but do not send us a check. We will then verify your application fee waiver using the documentation you provided.

Program begins

Mid August

Non-traditional options

  • Online degree program

Professional, Accelerated, and Online MBA options are available, in addition to the traditional Global MBA program.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Susan Kessler, Director, Recruiting and Admissions

2201 G Street NW
Suite 550
Washington, District of Columbia 20052