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Georgetown MBA to Offer Coverdell Fellowships to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has been selected by the Peace Corps to join the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program for returned Peace Corps volunteers.

As part of the program, returned volunteers who are admitted to Georgetown’s Full-time MBA Program as a Coverdell Fellow will receive a minimum of $10,000 in tuition scholarship funding per year and the ability to apply for graduate assistantships. Once enrolled, all fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home and expand upon the skills they learned as volunteers.

Additionally, Georgetown McDonough will waive the application fee for all returned Peace Corps volunteers who apply to the program. In Georgetown’s optional application essay, eligible volunteers should note that they would like to be considered for the fellowship. 

“Georgetown University has a longstanding commitment to being men and women for others, as well as understanding the intricacies of different cultures around the world,” said David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown McDonough. “By joining the Coverdell Fellows Program, we can reward incoming MBAs who already have the global mindset and value for serving society that we teach in our programs.”

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is only the 18th business school to offer the Coverdell Fellowship since the program was founded in 1985.

“We are delighted to partner with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business to support our returned volunteers as they pursue higher education and continue their commitment to service,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Communities are moved forward by the selflessness of volunteers, and returned Peace Corps volunteers have unique skills and experiences to offer their local communities.”

Learn more about the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.