WU College of Law, Peace Corps launch Coverdell Fellows Program

by University Communications,

The Willamette University College of Law is launching a new Paul. D. Coverdell Fellows Program in partnership with the Peace Corps.

Through the program, graduate school scholarships will be awarded to returned Peace Corps volunteers. Eligible applicants must complete a degree-related internship with an underserved American community while pursuing their studies.

Selected Coverdell Fellows will have the opportunity to work toward a Juris Doctor, Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution, Master of Laws in Transnational Law or Master of Legal Studies.

Willamette’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management already has an existing Coverdell partnership with the Peace Corps.

“Willamette’s motto is ‘Not unto ourselves alone are we born,’ so I can’t image a better partner for the university College of Law than the Peace Corps Coverdell Program,” says Curtis Bridgeman, dean of the law school.

“Students who have served with the Peace Corps bring real-world experience, leadership skills and a unique perspective to the classroom — enriching our program for everyone. They’re a great fit with our culture of service and rigorous academic program.”

Fellows selected for the program will receive baseline support of $2,500 per semester, plus eligibility for additional merit scholarships.

To learn more about the Coverdell Fellows Program at Willamette University College of Law, contact Carolyn Dennis, assistant dean of admission, at 503-370-6282.