Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers)

The Evans School is proud to participate in the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Established in 1985, the program is a partnership between the Peace Corps and selected graduate schools across the country. Volunteers who satisfactorily complete Peace Corps service have lifetime eligibility.

Financial Aid for RPCVs

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program is exclusively for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs). Financial support through endowed fellowships is available to Fellows on a competitive basis. Fellowships generally consist of support to reduce the total cost of tuition and sometimes also include a monthly stipend. The number of fellowships available may change from year to year.

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

The Evans School partners with the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program to offer a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree.

The Evans School’s top-ranked Master of Public Administration (MPA) program emphasizes broad-based fundamentals in policy analysis and management, and allows students to pursue a field of specialization through an area of focus. Focus areas include international development; metropolitan and regional policy; social policy: poverty, education, and social welfare; public and financial management; evaluation; leadership, management, and decision-making; nonprofit management and philanthropy; and environment and natural resource management.

Many Fellows opt to fulfill a community service component through internships or the Student Consulting Lab, which link the skills and services of second-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) students with the real-world needs of nonprofit and public agencies. As part of these capstone project experiences, participating students will work specifically with nonprofit organizations and public agencies to evaluate programs, conduct strategic planning and policy analysis, and develop new program designs.

To learn more about Evans School programs, please contact the Student Services office at or 206.543.4900.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, please call 855.855.1961 x1440.