Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
"It is the experience and the work I have completed as a Future Generations student that has led me to a new non-profit and a community action agency here in West Virginia. My development and knowledge gained from each course has provided me with the needed skills to work as the program director in coordination with our executive director to develop and manage both program activities and funding opportunities within my organization." Bethany Lewis, Paul D. Coverdell Fellow (second from left)
The Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program is specifically for U.S. students who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). The purpose of the Coverdell Fellows program is to enable RPCVs to get a masters degree at a reduced cost and to apply and expand skills learned as a Peace Corps volunteer to underserved communities in the U.S.
If you are a RPCV, Future Generations University welcomes you to apply for your Masters in Applied Community Change. You'll find that Future Generations ascribes to the same values that are so important to the Peace Corps, particularly empowering local communities to create positive change.
As a Coverdell Fellow, you'll receive the following benefits:
- Tuition discount
- Help in identifying an internship in a community in West Virginia
- Flexibility in determining your own internship in a location of your choosing, providing it corresponds to Coverdell criteria (i.e. helps an underserved area in the U.S.
- Opportunity to live at home and work when not engaged in the internship
To apply, please complete the standard admission form and check the box indicating Coverdell Fellows program.