The Coverdell Fellows selection process is competitive. A limited number of positions are available each year, and availability varies. Regular admission to our graduate program does not guarantee funding or a position in the Reynolds School of Journalism Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program.
If you would like to discuss the Coverdell Fellows Program at the Reynolds School of Journalism and how it may be the best choice for your graduate studies, please email the graduate program director to set up a telephone appointment. If you would like to discuss the program with one of our faculty members who herself was a PCV, Dr. Sheila Peuchaud would love to hear from you.
There is no separate application for the Coverdell Fellows Program. If you wish to be considered for the program, you must apply through the University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School application portal, and for first-round consideration, complete your application by February 1. Please indicate on your required “Letter of Intent” that you wish to apply for the Coverdell Fellows Program.
For consideration as a Coverdell Fellow, you will need to upload a copy of your official Peace Corps Description of Service (DOS) with your application. If you are a currently-serving PCV, then please submit a signed letter from your Peace Corps Country Director indicating that you are currently a PCV, with your expected completion date. Please note that you will be asked to submit your DOS as soon as it becomes available.
Potential students who are interested in part-time coursework will not be considered as Coverdell Fellows. Reynolds School of Journalism Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows are required to be full-time master’s degree students during the duration of the fellowship appointment, which generally will continue through the three on-campus semesters and the summer practicum experience. In most cases, Coverdell Fellows will begin their academic program during the fall semester.
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