Peace Corps Applicants
Proud partner in the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) add a valuable dimension to the MBA Sustainable Business Practices classroom experience. Established in 1985, the Coverdell Fellows program (formerly known as Fellows/USA) is a network of partnerships between the Peace Corps and selected graduate schools across the country. The program provides RPCVs the opportunity to transition from the Peace Corps to a career in the corporate, governmental, or non-profit sectors. If selected as a Coverdell Fellow, you will have the opportunity to make an impact in the Pittsburgh community while earning your MBA.
Peace Corps Fellows can receive up to $27,000 ($9,000 per semester) in fellowships and scholarships and contribute 10 hours per week (consulting project under the guidance of community members and faculty) designing and leading a social, financial or environmental initiative for an underserved population. Additionally, Fellows are encouraged to share knowledge from their Peace Corps service by authoring/coauthoring papers for publication or presenting at conferences or community events.
Community Consulting Project
As part of the Coverdell Fellows program, all Peace Corps Fellows participate in supervised, professional consulting projects impacting underserved local communities. These projects give you the opportunity to continue to live out your ethic of service while also developing significant professional skills and contacts to further your career.
How to Apply
To be considered for admission, complete an Online Application form and submit standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, a resume/CV and a copy of your Peace Corps Description of Service. When completing your application, please be sure to indicate your Peace Corps service. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers should submit a third recommendation from their country coordinator.