The Kolnick Scholarship for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Fulbright Scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce, The Kolnick Scholarship for returned Peace Corps volunteers and Fulbright Scholars. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to newly admitted students in any M.A. program in the College, who are alumni of either the Peace Corps or Fulbright Scholars programs. In order to receive the award, the student must be enrolled as a full time (8 credit hour) MA student in the fall of 2020 and remain enrolled as a student in good standing throughout the year. Awardees will receive a scholarship in the form of a 25% tuition waiver for the academic year ($4,647.50 in 2020-21) that will split equally between the fall, winter and spring quarters and may not be used for summer. The award will be applied towards tuition only and cannot be used for course-related expenses (books, supplies and fees), therefore students with full-tuition remission and/or Graduate Assistants, may not apply. Awards will not be applied until the fall quarter after the last day to add/drop. Students who drop below 8 credit hours per quarter will no longer receive the award and will not have the opportunity to renew.

All applicants are required to upload a copy of their unofficial transcript(s) to the scholarship application. In addition, if applicant is an alumnus of the Peace Corps, we require a copy of the “Description of Service (DOS)” letter or the temporary lifetime eligibility certification letter also be submitted.

Please note: This award is distinct from the Coverdell Fellowship offered by the School of Public Service, and current holders of the Coverdell Fellowship are not eligible to apply. However, new students can apply to both the SPS Coverdell and this scholarship. They will only receive one, if selected for both.

The Kolnick Peace Corps and Fulbright Scholarship for returned Peace Corps volunteers and Fulbright Scholars is currently offered for one year with the possibility for renewal.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your unofficial transcript(s).
  2. Please upload your current CV/Resume.
  3. Description of service letter or temporary lifetime eligibility certification letter (for Peace Corp).
  4. Please describe your Peace Corps or Fulbright project and/or experience.