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

Why you should consider 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.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 85,000 $ 45,500 $ 39,500
Out of state $ 85,000 $ 45,500 $ 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 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 coverage of the annual cost of basic health insurance.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 41,330

Application fee waived?



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.

Jobs for program 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

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, upload a description of peace corps service and essay (question in application) with the admission application.

Program begins

Fall Semester Only

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Yvette Brown, Associate Director

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