About the Program
The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows program at Michigan Technological University allows you to work in underserved communities while concurrently studying for your graduate degree. The typical program involves one academic year on campus, a year of VISTA or AmeriCorps service, and then return to campus to complete your degree. We are flexible enough to modify the typical program sequence to meet your academic goals.
While enrolled in the Michigan Tech Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows program you receive a tuition scholarship of 33% of tuition. In 2018-2019 the value of this funding was $9000 over the course of the program. Students earn 1 credit for each semester of VISTA or AmeriCorps service and tuition costs for that credit are funded by Michigan Tech. VISTA and AmeriCorps members receive the Segal Education Award. In 2020 the Segal Award will be $6195 for 1,700 hours of service.
Students are admitted to their academic department and then are enrolled in the Coverdell Fellows Program. Academic admission requirements vary by department.
Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, Michigan on the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. The area is forested and remote with Lake Superior, the world’s largest body of fresh water, on three sides. Outdoor recreational activities abound.
- VISTA or AmeriCorps service allows you work in challenging environments with people who share your interests and motivation and to build professional relationships.
- You can apply your skills in a wide range of volunteer of volunteer opportunities: environmental protection, community and economic development, rehabilitation of degraded communities and sites, capacity building for underserved groups and communities, … anywhere your skills will help solve problems.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesGeneral Studies & Classics Terrorism & Security View 226 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows applicants apply using Michigan Tech’s free online application. Applicants must specify their interest in the Coverdell Fellows program on their application. Michigan Tech staff guide students through the AmeriCorps or VISTA application process once they are on campus.
Living costs for Houghton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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