“The benefits of the Peace Corps will not be limited to the countries in which it serves. Our own young men and women will be enriched by the experiences of living and working in foreign lands. They will have acquired new skills and experience which will aid them in their future careers and add to our own country’s supply of trained personnel and teachers. They will return better able to assume the responsibilities of American citizenship and with greater understanding of our global responsibilities.”
– John F. Kennedy, Special Message to Congress on the Peace Corps, March 1, 1961
The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program at The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno provides a teaching and/or research assistantship to allow select Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) an opportunity to earn an affordable master’s degree in journalism.