Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Fellows Program

Peace CorpsReturned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are eligible to apply for the KSU Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, for the position of graduate research assistant (GRA), in the following Kennesaw State University (KSU) programs:

  • Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master’s of Conflict Management
  • Masters of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.)
  • Masters of Science in International Policy Management (M.S.I.P.M.)

KSU RPCV Fellows receive a tuition waiver for 9 credit hours per semester, and a stipend of $4,000 per semester during the Fall and Spring only, over a 2 year period. RPCV Fellows are responsible for any premium tuition, student fees and mandatory health insurance.

Fellows typically work within the Maya Heritage Community Project (MHCP) at KSU, coordinating with faculty, students, and local organizations, including the Maya organization of Maya Pastoral, Inc.  The MHCP educates Maya about U.S. law, health, and safety; and educates faculty and students about the ancient and modern culture of the Maya.

In their fieldwork, RPCV Fellows analyze and address social, economic, and political conditions within the region brought on, in part, by new Maya Native American communities.  Various state agencies, including law enforcement, healthcare providers and public schools, nonprofit organizations and local businesses benefit from the RPCV Fellows Program which is aimed at analyzing issues and finding solutions.  The MHSCP links the academic mission of the university to the economic and social interests of Georgia.

For PDC Fellows that bring additional skills in leadership, language or cultural understanding there are other opportunities to earn their GRA status. KSU is involved with projects working with a Romanian business university, a Zambian orphanage, a Guatemalan business program and a local Jr. Achievement program.

Through initiatives such as the RPCV Fellows Program, KSU promotes responsible global citizenship in ways that help develop an understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the world’s many peoples and nations.  RPCV Fellows gain an ability to communicate and interact across cultures, an appreciation of social justice, and a commitment to sustainable development.

For more information contact:

Daniel J. Paracka, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Initiatives
Associate Professor of Education
MD# 9116
3391 Town Point Drive Suite 1700
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA 30144, USA
Phone: +1.470-578-6732
Fax: +1.470.578.9171