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Information on this page is for 2022-2023 applicants. If you were admitted prior to Fall 2020 please click here to view information accurate to your curriculum.

Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

The University of Michigan School of Social Work (U-M SSW) in conjunction with the Peace Corps is pleased to offer a Coverdell Fellows Program. The Coverdell Fellows Program provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers the opportunity to earn a Master in Social Work at the University of Michigan.

Qualified incoming Returned Peace Corps Volunteers* pursuing the On Campus MSW Program or Part-Time Online MSW Program are welcome to apply to the Coverdell Fellows Scholarship.

*See the Eligibility tab below for more information on the various types of Peace Corps service that qualify.

If you have questions please contact the Office of Global Activities at (734) 936-1964 or sswpeacecorpsfellows@umich.edu

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers that meet one of the criteria below are eligible to apply for the School of Social Work Coverdell Fellows Program

  1. Peace Corps Volunteers who complete the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service or are otherwise given "completion of service" (COS) status
  2. Peace Corps Volunteers who are medically separated
  3. Peace Corps Volunteers who are given "interrupted service" status because of circumstances beyond their control
  4. Peace Corps Response or Global Health Services Partnership Volunteers who complete twelve months of service within a twenty-four month period

Two-year Volunteers who resign or are administratively separated are not eligible for Coverdell Fellows unless they had already earned eligibility through a previous Peace Corps tour.

Learn more about our current Coverdell Fellows »

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