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Information on this page is for Fall 2020-2021 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 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

The Coverdell Fellows Scholarship is a need-based award for incoming full-time on-campus MSW students and will provide selected students with the following:

Coverdell DIH/CBI

Residents: $5000 per term DIH or CBI

Non-Residents: $5000 per term DIH or CBI + $5000 Coverdell Mission per term

Coverdell Scholarship

Residents: $5000 per term Coverdell Mission

Non-Residents: $10,000 per term Coverdell Mission

The $5,000 per term (resident) or $10,000 per term (non-resident) is for all terms of expected enrollment (three terms for students in the 45-credit MSW program or four terms for students in the 60-credit MSW program). A Coverdell Fellows application is required for consideration and applicants must meet eligibility criteria.

Learn more about our current Coverdell Fellows »

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