USC Price School of Public Policy

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

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About the Coverdell Fellows Program

Founded in 1985 at Teachers College, Columbia University (and formerly known as Fellows/USA), the Coverdell Fellows Program is now a network of partnerships between the Peace Corps and more than 90 universities across the country. Competitively selected Coverdell Fellows undertake service internships in high-need American communities and receive financial aid while working toward their graduate degrees. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers may apply to enroll in a Coverdell Fellowship at participating universities at any time after successfully completing Peace Corps service.

Coverdell Fellows at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

In recognition of the significant contributions of Peace Corps volunteers, USC Price signed a formal agreement to participate in the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) to financially assist Returning Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who wish to attain an USC Price graduate education.

USC Price has established a special $10,000 fellowship ($5,000 per year, renewable for a second year assuming satisfactory academic progress) for RPCV’s to pursue USC Price’s Public Administration (MPA), Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLM), Planning (MPL), Public Policy (MPP), Health Administration (MHA) or Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degrees. RPCV’s will also complete an internship that benefits an underserved community. RPCVs may be eligible for additional funding through Dean’s Merit Scholarships. Applicants who apply by the December 15 scholarship deadline for fall enrollment are eligible for this award.