I was amazed to find such an ideal opportunity to continue my education abroad while at the same time serving my community back at home after completing my term of service in the Peace Corps. 

Bethany Lewis, Paul D. Coverdell Fellow


As a Peace Corps volunteer, you’ve already demonstrated your strong work ethic, commitment to community development, and dedication to pursuing a truly global learning experience. At Future Generations University, you can develop the skills you’ve acquired during your service even further.

Future Generations ascribes to many of the same values that are so important to the Peace Corps, particularly empowering local communities to create positive change.  Because of this, we are a proud member of the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

The Coverdell Fellows Program is specifically for U.S. students who are Returned (or returning) Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV’s), Peace Corps Response (PCR) Volunteers, or Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Volunteers. It’s purpose is to enable every volunteer to get a Master of Arts in Applied Community Development at a reduced cost and to apply and expand skills learned as a Peace Corps volunteer to underserved communities in the U.S.

Future Generations University welcomes your drive and is eager to help you become a development practitioner that is fully prepared no matter where you go!


  • The overall Coverdell Fellows program reduces the cost from $18,000 to $13,500. Fellows who desire to attend field-based courses will incur extra expenses.
  • Help in identifying an internship site in a community – this will most likely be with a non-profit organization that aligns with your interests.
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers must have served the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service, with special exception granted for “early close of service”, “interrupted service”, or medical separation
  • Peace Corps Response and Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers must have served a total of 12 months, either as one tour or a combination of tours.
Lindsay Under

Ask Lindsay a Question

Contact Lindsay at lindsay.unger@future.edu.

  • Complete the regular admissions process form. Requirements can be found here.
  • In addition, Coverdell applications will be asked to submit the Description of Service signed by their Country Director.