Willamette University MBA offers Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows the opportunity to earn the Master of Business Administration for Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management (MBA). Students participate in the PACE (Practical Applications for Careers and Enterprises) program where they serve as consultants and support the activities of selected not-for-profit and government enterprises. This service/consulting project provides a valuable opportunity to build real-world experience and contribute to the community through enhancing the operations of client service organization.
Coverdell Fellows will be awarded a minimum scholarship worth 25% of tuition.
Peace Corps Volunteers earn lifetime eligibility for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program if they fall into one of the following categories:
- Peace Corps Volunteers who complete the full two-year tour of Peace Corps service or are otherwise given “completion of service” (COS) status
- Peace Corps Volunteers who are medically separated
- Peace Corps Volunteers who are given "interrupted service" status because of circumstances beyond their control
- Peace Corps Response or Global Health Services Partnership Volunteers who complete twelve months of service within a twenty-four month period
Two-year Volunteers who resign or are administratively separated are not eligible for Coverdell Fellows unless they had already earned eligibility through a previous Peace Corps tour.
How to apply for the Coverdell Fellowship:
- Complete the scholarship essay within the application and indicate your interest in the Coverdell Fellowship
- Email your “Description of Service” to email@example.com