Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program

In 2008, the School of Nursing was approved by the Peace Corps as a Paul D. Coverdell Program (henceforth referred to as the Peace Corps Fellows). This program is available to returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who pursue graduate studies in a variety of subject areas. More than 40 universities currently participate in this program, offering financial assistance to RPCVs, and opportunities for them to use the knowledge and skills they developed during their overseas service during their graduate work as they participate in service learning projects with underserved communities. Information about this program is available at the Peace Corps website.  Click here for more information about this program.
Through this program, RPCVs will be able to apply either to the BSN program as a second degree student, or to  the Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) program. To learn more about the BSN program, please click on the following link. BSN Program  To learn more about the AMNP program, please click on the following link. AMNP Program


A key component of the Fellows program involves partnering with community organizations to provide opportunities for students to address selected community or health problems through their clinical practicum experiences. Fellows will address two major health issues during these community experiences: reduction of health disparities, and addressing the nursing shortage.

The Peace Corps Fellows Scholarship Application for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can be made at Peace Corps Fellows.