The Clinton School of Public Service is a proud partner institution of the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program.

The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program is a graduate fellowship program that offers returning Peace Corps volunteers the opportunity to pursue their graduate studies at participating universities across the United States. The program is named after Senator Paul D. Coverdell, a former Peace Corps director who championed the cause of international service.

The Coverdell Fellows Program supports returned Peace Corps volunteers in their transition from overseas service to advanced education. The program provides them with financial assistance, professional development opportunities, and a chance to apply their skills and experiences gained during their Peace Corps service to their graduate studies and future careers.

Since the inception of the Coverdell Fellows Program, more than 5,000 returned Volunteers have participated in the program and made a difference across the country.

No additional application for the fellowship is required. Each year, the Clinton School will award up to five tuition scholarships of $8,000 each to Coverdell applicants who are admitted to the Clinton School.

Additionally, each Coverdell Fellow will receive up to a $4,000 stipend for their summer International Public Service Project.

For more information, contact Rachel Villafane, Manager of Enrollment and Student Services, at (501) 683-5220 or