Brandeis is the third-ranked school among Paul D. Coverdell Fellows, according to a list released this summer by the Peace Corps. Fifty-three fellows are currently enrolled in Brandeis’ program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Through the Coverdell Fellows Program, partner schools offer financial support to returned Peace Corps volunteers who enroll in their graduate degree programs and “complete substantive internships related to their program of study in underserved American communities,” according to the Peace Corps’ website. 

The Brandeis partnership was established in 2011. The Coverdell Fellows Program operates in partnership with 88 individual programs at schools nationwide, from Babson College to Yale University.

Among undergraduate volunteers, Brandeis ranks 14th among small schools in the U.S., with 318 alumni having served since 1961 and 12 currently serving.