NPCA Member Scholarships

Featured Scholarship - USC Marshall School of Business

The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business will award scholarships of up to US $45,000 to RPCVs who are also members of NPCA - for its prestigious one-year IBEAR MBA program in Los Angeles.  This scholarship opportunity also includes a housing subsidy of $9,000 to $15,000 for accepted students who live in the IBEAR Residential Complex. Limited to a select group of 56 participants, a typical IBEAR class features participants from 11-15 countries. With an average age of 35 and an average of 11 years of work experience.

Get more information on the IBEAR MBA Program. For additional information, contact Pankaj Bhushan, Associate Director, Outreach.

SIT Graduate Institute Scholarships



Academic scholarships allow NPCA members to pursue master’s degrees in international programs through SIT Graduate Institute. Members of the NPCA who have one year or more of significant Peace Corps experience are eligible to apply for this $10,000 scholarship. Several awards are made each year.

NPCA members can request information regarding this exclusive scholarship opportunity at 800-336-1616 or 802-258-3510, or on the SIT Graduate Institute web site.

Northeastern University - Full Circle Scholarship

The Full Circle Scholarship offers a 25% tuition discount to graduate applicants who embody Northeastern University’s values of experiential and global learning.  New, incoming students who have completed a term of service with the Peace Corps and are members of NPCA are eligible. Programs are available online and on-ground at Northeastern’s campus locations in Boston, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Charlotte, and Toronto.

Our mission of improving the lives of people in communities around the world does not have to stop now that you have completed your Peace Corps term of service.


Peace Corps Prep (for undergrads)

Peace Corps Prep is a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be? 

Peace Corps Prep programs create frameworks for you to build these four competencies, integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.

Peace Corps Prep programs correspond with the Peace Corps’ new application process, which lets you choose where you want to go and what you want to do. You can first explore and discover the Peace Corps Prep opportunities that excite you, and what skills you will need to be a competitive applicant for those positions. If you are enrolled in a Peace Corps Prep program, you can then shape your curriculum around those requirements!




Top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing Schools (Undergrad and Grad)










Washington State once again makes a strong showing on the Peace Corps’ list of top Volunteer-producing colleges and universities with three Evergreen State schools holding the top spot in their enrollment category. The University of Washington ranks No. 1 among large Volunteer-producing colleges and universities and also appears on the agency’s list of top Volunteer-producing graduate schools. Gonzaga University and the University of Puget Sound share the title of No. 1 among small schools, rounding out three of the seven total Washington state schools on the 2016 list.

The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., claims the top spot among medium-sized colleges and universities, followed closely by local rival American UniversityGeorgetown University and Howard University—which remains the first and only historically black university to appear on the list—join George Washington and American as D.C.-based schools to rank in the medium-sized enrollment category, taking the No. 7 and No. 14 spots, respectively.

Among graduate schools, Tulane University holds the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive year. The University of California, Berkeley remains the all-time highest producer of Peace Corps Volunteers in the country, with more than 3,600 alumni to have served since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961.