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Fellowship Programs

Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program

A member of the Peace Corps speaking to a local farmer

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship program offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) who would like to study at the graduate level. All fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home and expand upon the skills they learned as Volunteers. These skills in adapting to new cultures, developing and managing projects, dealing with language barriers, and leveraging limited resources attract the attention of prospective schools. At Texas State, the Coverdell Fellowship is available for RPCVs applying to the International Studies Master's Degree Program.  Although the Center for International Studies admits students year-round, Coverdell applicants are reviewed and admitted during Fall semesters only.