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Coverdell Fellows Program

Tulane SPHTM will welcome its first Coverdell Fellows in the fall semester of 2017. The Coverdell Fellows program is an opportunity for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to pursue graduate studies.

Each Coverdell Fellow is required to participate in a meaningful internship related to their program of study that provides service to an impoverished or socially disadvantaged community or organization in the local area.

The program is beneficial to the RPCV, the school, and the community. The volunteer has the opportunity to gain advanced education while applying skills learned as a volunteer in a local, American community. The school gains a student with hands-on skills who can share their experiences in the classroom. The community gets an experienced volunteer who can provide much-needed assistance.


All RPCVs who satisfactorily complete their service have lifetime eligibility for the Coverdell Fellows program. Most returned volunteers fall into this category. For more information about eligibility, consult the Peace Corps website

Application Process

Interested students should apply to the school using the SOPHAS application system then submit the SPHTM Coverdell application (to be posted when application period opens).