Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership ​and​ Change Program ​Joins the Peace Corps’ Coverdell Fellows Program

March ​23, 2016

The Antioch University PhD in Leadership ​and​ Change ​p​rogram is proud to announce that we have now been approved by the Peace Corps as a Coverdell Fellows Program. This fellowship partnership honors the service of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) and encourages them to bring their commitment back home to serve communities in the United States. This partnership reflects Antioch University’s historic legacy to provide education that ‘wins victories for humanity.’

“This Peace Corps fellowship furthers our mission of leading change that improves the lives of those we serve in workplaces, organizations and communities around the world, and particularly with its focus on research and practice that improves the lives of those living in underserved communities in the United States,” said Laurien Alexandre, Provost of Antioch University’s Graduate School in Leadership
​and​ Change.

Up to six Coverdell Fellows can be in the PhD in Leadership and​ Change ​(PhDLC) p​rograms at any one time, typically one per active cohort. Approved Coverdell Fellows (CF) will be awarded a 25% of tuition waiver annually for the first three pre-candidacy years in the program. In return, a CF must design and implement the program’s required change project in/with an under-served community in the United States (a Peace Corps requirement) and in the student’s second year (a PhDLC requirement).

This new Coverdell Fellows Program expands Antioch University’s partnership with the Peace Corps and builds on the existent academic program opportunities already at the Antioch University New England campus.

For more information about the PhD in Leadership ​and Change Coverdell Fellowship and how to apply please ​visit​

​For more information on the Coverdell Fellows Program, call 800.424.8580, ext. 1440, or email