Peace Corps

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.

About the Partnership

Peace Corps logo RPCV Awardees and Coverdell Fellows can enter our accelerated Master of Professional Nursing (MPN) program, designed for students who have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, or, for students with a Bachelor’s in nursing, 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 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.

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow Logo 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 $8,000 for the MPN and MSN programs. MPN and MSN candidates must notify the Global Health Affairs Office of their Returned Peace Corps Volunteer status at the same time they are completing their applications 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 the scholarships and grants section of our Graduate Financial Aid page.


Current RPCV Awardees and Coverdell Fellows

Former RPCV Awardees and Coverdell Fellows