Coverdell Fellows Program

Guaranteed scholarships for RPCVs

Pitt Public Health invites Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to apply for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, which provides financial support towards a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree as well as experience working with local underserved communities.

Coverdell Fellows receive a 25 percent tuition  & fees scholarship for up to four academic terms of study at Pitt Public Health. If you're interested in pursuing an MPH degree in BCHS, EPIDEM, HPM, or IDM, simply check the RPCV box on your SOPHAS application!

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Application Deadline

Applications due January 15.

Applicants must submit their final SOPHAS applications with all required documentation.

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Just check the SOPHAS Peace Corps box

Coverdell Scholar Profiles

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Meet joint-degree student Alyssa Amendola (BCHS/GSPIA), Coverdell Fellow 

Meet joint-degree student Alyssa Amendola (BCHS/GSPIA), Coverdell Fellow

The Peace Corps showed Alyssa Amendola that she wanted to pursue public health. She chose Pitt because of our focus on global health, eclectic research interests, and strong faculty. Her time in the Peace Corps also helped prepare her for graduate school. "I gained a new perspective that I would no... (06/20/2019)
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Meet joint-degree student Laurenia Mangum (BCHS/SocWk), Coverdell Fellow 

Meet joint-degree student Laurenia Mangum (BCHS/SocWk), Coverdell Fellow

Laurenia Mangum worked within the children, youth, and family sector in the Philippines while in the Peace Corps. “The BCHS program compliments my social work background and serves as a great transition from the Peace Corps. It meets my needs without compartmentalizing the studies into one particul... (05/01/2019)

RPCVs & Pitt Public Health

Pitt Public Health has a long history of collaboration with the Peace Corps and proudly recognizes dozens of RPCVs among our student body, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Explore RPCV profiles.

For more information, contact   

Joanne Russell
coverdell@pitt.edu 
412-624-1634