Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship

The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship is awarded to select incoming Daytime MBA students who successfully completed service as a Peace Corps volunteer. Coverdell Fellows receive up to 25% tuition credit, plus consideration for other merit-based scholarships and financial aid awards based upon the strength of their applications. Application fees may be waived for current PCVs upon request; please send e-mail stating circumstances surrounding fee waiver request to application-processing@fuqua.duke.edu.

Learn more about the Coverdell Fellowship on the Peace Corps website.


To be eligible for a Coverdell Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Complete Peace Corps service satisfactorily
  • Apply and be admitted to The Duke MBA—Daytime Program
  • Intend to participate in and fulfill all expectations associated with the Peace Corps Fellows program

Application Process:

Applicants interested in pursuing the Duke MBA must abide by the Fuqua application policies and deadlines as outlined within the Admissions pages. Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply as early in the admission cycle as possible. Upon receiving admission to The Duke MBA, you will be considered by the school’s scholarship committee for one of a limited number of Coverdell Fellowships.


While enrolled in the Daytime MBA program, Coverdell Fellows are expected to:

  • Support the advancement of the Peace Corps’ domestic goal, “To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans”
  • Undertake a significant service project that addresses problems and needs of underserved communities
  • Participate in a Peace Corps Fellows/USA orientation and workshop/networking sessions during the year
  • Submit brief progress reports at the end of each semester, or as required
  • Contact the program manager for assistance in the event that you become ineligible, are unable to meet the requirements of the fellowship, or have difficulties in your Peace Corps Fellows project
  • Support the continued development of the Peace Corps Fellows/USA program, at Duke and nationally, by providing information and materials for program publications and conferences
  • Maintain full-time student status in good academic standing at Duke over the course of two years