Full Time MBA Program - Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows

Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program

The Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who wish to earn a degree in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. BGSU became a Peace Corps Fellows partner in the summer of 2008 with our Master's of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education (MACIE) program. As a Coverdell program, the MBA builds upon RPCVs’ practical international experience and provides the opportunity to fulfill the third goal of the Peace Corps, which is to bring the knowledge and skills learned overseas to an internship experience within a community in the United States. 

If you are current Peace Corps volunteer who will complete service before the next academic year, or you are a returned volunteer, your regular application to the MBA program also serves as your application to be a Coverdell Fellow. There is no extra application. Once admitted to the MBA, volunteers must submit their Description of Service to certify successful completion of Peace Corps service. For complete information on applying to the MBA program, please see our application page.

BGSU is a big supporter of Coverdell Fellows. Visit the BGSU Graduate College Coverdell page and BGSU's Paul D. Coverdell Fellows site for more information about the program and current and former fellows.


Coverdell Fellows are eligible to receive tuition scholarships sufficient to pay for enough credits to complete their degrees in a timely manner. Follow the "Costs and Scholarships" link for more information. Benefits include half to full tuition scholarships for each admitted Fellow


Current Peace Corps Volunteers who will complete service before the next academic year and those who have already completed service (RPCVs) are eligible to apply. Once admitted, Coverdell applicants must submit a signed copy of their Description of Service (DOS).

Note that we value previous language experience and that we accept proficiency achieved through service in place of formal academic study, such as a Spanish major or minor.  The specific admission requirements can be found through the "How to Apply" link on the left-hand column


There is no extra application for the Coverdell Fellows Program. Prospective Fellows complete the regular application to BGSU's graduate Spanish program and as RPCVs are automatically considered for a Fellowship. All applicants must submit all transcripts, current GRE scores, a statement of purpose, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. For more detailed information visit the "How to Apply" Link. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the initial review beginning on February 15th and notifications expected by late early March.


Coverdell Fellows are required to take a 3-credit internship in the U.S. with an organization that works with an underserved Spanish-speaking population. Fellows are expected to continue to contribute to the local community through volunteering in community service

For more information about the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, visit:http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/university/fellows/

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows of BGSU