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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

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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