Have you served in the Peace Corps? Would you like to become a nurse? Our Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program provides funding to RPCVs.
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)
- Nurse-Midwifery (MIDW)
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPNP)
- Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner (WHGP)
All 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.
Fellows selected for the program and enrolled as full-time students will 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. For MSN students to be considered for this Coverdell Fellowship, they 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 Coverdell funds may no longer be available to them.
For more information on funding specifics, check out our scholarships and grants page.
Current Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows