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

Why you should consider this program

NYU Steinhardt offers a 50% scholarship plus the cost of basic health insurance, year long cohort-based leadership 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. NYU is the largest partner university to the Coverdell Fellowship with seven graduate programs currently participating, a number we expect to increase in future years.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 67,000 $ 36,960 $ 30,040
Out of state $ 67,000 $ 36,960 $ 30,040
* 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

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

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 31,784

Application fee waived?



All NYU Peace Corps Coverdell fellows must work 160 hours in their first year of study interning or volunteering at a nonprofit or governmental agency that serves underserved communities in New York City.

Jobs for program alumni

NYU welcomed its inaugural class of Coverdell fellows in fall 2016 and is committed to supporting its growing cohort of students both on campus and in their careers.

Other details

Program length

Varies by program of study

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 and upload a description of peace corps service with the application.

Program begins

Fall Semester Only

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Office of Graduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions Office

82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, None 10003