Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship

The Keough School is partnering with the Peace Corps to offer fellowship support to returned Peace Corps volunteers through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

Returned Peace Corps volunteers applying for a Master of Global Affairs (MGA) are eligible for a Coverdell Fellowship. Those selected will receive a full-tuition scholarship for each year of the two-year MGA program.

To be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship, please include a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) or a brief unofficial description of your activities during service as an “Additional Document” in the “Uploads” section of your application.

The University of Notre Dame and the Peace Corps have a strong and historic relationship. In the 1960s, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., then University president, played an integral role in the development of the Peace Corps, providing advice and support to President John F. Kennedy and Sargent Shriver, the first Peace Corps director. Since then, the University has become one of the country’s top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools, with 886 Peace Corps volunteers from Notre Dame since 1961 and 12 serving today.

If you are a returned Peace Corps volunteer interested in the MGA and the Coverdell Fellows program, please email to request an application fee waiver.