Fellows Program in Community Development

Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois, IL


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Cursos Oferecidos

Community and Economic Development
Health Sciences
Business Administration (MBA)
Education and Interdisciplinary Studies

Nosso Programa

A two-year graduate program for RPCVs and AC Alumni committed to service in rural Illinois

The Fellows Program in Community Development at Western Illinois University is a two-year graduate fellowship program for returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCV) and AmeriCorps (AC) Alumni. The program is managed through the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) and offers RPCVs and AC Alumni an opportunity to pursue graduate studies with an emphasis on rural community and economic development.

As part of their degree program, Fellows serve an eleven-month internship in a rural community, leading local development projects, such as: downtown revitalization, business retention and expansion, tourism development, health education, volunteer management, and disaster preparedness. Fellows work to build local capacity, mobilize people, and make sustainable progress. Any small town, group of towns, or local/county/regional agencies are eligible to apply to host a Fellow.

Through its network on-campus and across the state, the Fellows Program creates and maintains excellent support for its graduate students and client communities.


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Requerimentos Adicionais

The application materials listed below must be submitted to the Peace Corps/AmeriCorps Fellows Program in order to be considered for acceptance into the program. Note: Please communicate with the Program Director about your application progress. This will allow us to better track your application status and expedite the process.

Graduate Admission Application (available at wiu.edu/grad)

Fellows Program Application

  • Resume
  • A copy of Peace Corps Description of Service (DOS) OR description of AmeriCorps service
  • A two-page essay which addresses your reasons for applying to the program, your career aspirations, and a motivational statement describing your interest and commitment to community development
  • Fill out the Survey for Prospective Fellows here

Prazo para Inscrições

Begin your application as early as possible. For priority consideration for the Fall semester, submit it by January 31. For a Spring semester start, submit by August 1st. The application process can take 3 to 6 months to complete, depending on the timing of receiving your materials and your department of interest. The application/selection process is competitive, 6 to 8 Fellows are accepted into the program each year. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Interviews are scheduled in late February and March for Fall start dates and September and October for Spring start dates.

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