Returning Peace Corps Volunteers // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Returning Peace Corps Volunteers

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is partnering with the Peace Corps to offer financial help to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The joint program will provide an annual scholarship of $12,000 to qualifying returned Peace Corps Volunteer accepted into the Master of Science in Global Health program.  


The partnership is part of the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program that offers financial benefits such as scholarships, reduced tuition, and university credit in graduate degree programs at more than 90 participating colleges and universities. In addition to their academic studies, Coverdell Fellows participants apply the experience they acquired as volunteers abroad to programs that benefit underserved communities.

The Coverdell Fellow partnership is part of an historical relationship between the University of Notre Dame and the Peace Corps. Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, provided advice and support in the 1960’s to Sargent Shriver, the first Peace Corps Director. Since then, the University has become one of the country’s top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools. 

Please let us know that you are applying for the fellowship when submitting your application (you can email the program at  Please inculde a section with your statement of intent describing the activities and programs you've been involved in during your time in the Peace Corps.

For more information about the Peace Corps Fellows program, contact Dr. Katherine Taylor at 574-631-2171 or email at