Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program

Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies, in partnership with the US Peace Corps, offers Returned Peace Corps Volunteers the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching through one of the three graduate teaching programs at Marlboro College. The Coverdell Fellows program offers financial support to those who have served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and allows RPCVs to gain valuable professional experience through internships in underserved communities in the United States.

Participating Marlboro College Graduate Programs


Coverdell Fellowship applicants must meet Marlboro College’s admissions requirements for the graduate teaching program in which they wish to apply. While enrolled in their graduate degee program, Coverdell Fellows will complete an internship or work experience with an underserved American community.

Program Benefits & Funding

Marlboro College offers Coverdell Fellows a 30 percent tuition discount for full time enrollment in one of Marlboro College’s graduate teaching programs.

Additionally, Marlboro College offers financial aid in the form of federal student loans. Applicants seeking financial aid are encouraged to complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program considers Peace Corps service, in addition to nonprofit and government agency work, to qualify students for loan forgiveness after completing ten years of loan payments.  

Have questions about the Marlboro Coverdell Fellowship?

Marlboro College Coverdell Program Coordinator
Kelsa Summer

Marlboro College Graduate Admissions
Kelley Barton