Have you served in the Peace Corps? Would you like to become a nurse? Our Paul D. Coverdell Fellowships and RPCV Awards provide funding to a limited number of qualified Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
RPCV Awardees and Coverdell Fellows can enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) second degree accelerated program, designed for students who have previously earned other Bachelor degrees, or into several of our top Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs:
• Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPP)
• Family Nurse Practitioner (FNPP)
• Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPNP)
• Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner (WHGP)
All Awardees and Fellows complete internships in neighboring underserved communities while they complete their studies, allowing them to bring home and expand upon the skills they learned as volunteers.
Coverdell Fellows selected for the program and enrolled as full-time students can expect awards at the level of 25% of tuition and fees. RPCV Awardees selected for the program and enrolled as full-time students receive a one-time scholarship up to $10,000 for the accelerated second degree BSN or a one-time scholarship up to $8,000 for the MSN program. MSN candidates must notify the Global Health Affairs Office of their Returned Peace Corps Volunteer status at the same time they are completing their MSN application or planning to return from leave. Providing this information any later means that funds are less likely to be available to them.
For more information on funding specifics, check out our scholarships and grants page.
Current RPCV Awardees and Coverdell Fellows
Former RPCV Awardees and Coverdell Fellows
El Salvador 2009-11 , Zambia 2013
Burkina Faso, 2016-17
The Gambia, 2014-18