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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 announce the availability of 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.

For Fall 2021-22 qualified incoming Returned Peace Corps Volunteers* U-M have three opportunities to apply to the Coverdell Fellows Program: 1) Community-Based Initiative (CBI) - Coverdell Scholar, 2) Detroit Integrated Health (DIH) - Coverdell Scholar, and 3) Coverdell Fellows Scholarship. Those eligible are welcome to apply to any or all of these opportunities.

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

Applicants interested in either the school's Community-Based Initiative or Detroit Integrated Health Scholars Program can click on each link for program details.

If you have questions please contact the (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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