Eligible applicants for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowships are returned Peace Corps Volunteers applying to Loyola University Chicago’s Master of Laws (LLM) or Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development program. The fellowship offers a 50% tuition award, and Fellows will engage in an internship at a Loyola partner organization upon program completion.
To be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship, applicants must submit their official Peace Corps Description of Service along with their application for admission. The selection of Coverdell Fellows will be based on:
- Relevance of Peace Corps Experience: The relevance of their professional experience as Peace Corps Volunteers.
- Interest in Rule of Law and Development: Documented interest in pursuing a career in rule of law and development.
- Academic Records: Evaluation of their academic records.
This fellowship program not only supports the academic journey of returned Peace Corps Volunteers but also provides practical experience through internships, fostering their commitment to the rule of law and development.