Applicants must, by the beginning of the fall semester:
1. have served as a Peace Corps volunteer and have successfully completed COS
2. have been admitted formally to one of the School of Public Affairs degree programs (visit the online application
for more info)
In addition to completing an online application
for the School of Public Affairs degree program
you are interested in, you must submit the following:
2. Essay (see additional info below)
4. Close of Service (COS) or Separation information
Please email these items to Dr. Christine Martell
, the SPA Coverdell Coordinator.
As the Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows/USA award rests upon successful placement of applicants in internships, it is necessary for the coordinator, on behalf of SPA, to circulate your résumé and statement to interested community organizations. Community organizations may also request to interview potential candidates, independent of SPA.
Essay of Community Contribution and Internship Interests
In a one-page, single-spaced essay, address the following questions:
- What is your commitment to the community?
- What work skills and experience have you developed, primarily in the Peace Corps, that you will bring to an internship experience?
- What qualities would an ideal internship be like for you?
- Do you know of any agencies or organizations in the Denver area for which you could see yourself serving an internship?
- What do you envision your post-SPA career to be?
Please email Dr. Christine Martell
,the SPA Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program Coordinator, of your decision to apply and/or enroll at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs.
Depending on the applicant pool and internship opportunities, the Coordinator may follow up the written application with a phone interview to help assess the best fit.
Students who want to be considered for other SPA scholarship funds
must independently submit the SPA scholarship application packet by the due date.