Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Annual Ski Trip Weekend

Feb 17 2017 (All day) - Feb 20 2017 (All day)

Only THREE spots left!

BARPCV is headed to Waterville Valley, NH over President’s Day weekend for the 2017 annual ski trip. You need not ski/snowboard to join the fun.

Cost: $125/person includes accommodations, breakfasts and dinners.

Mark you calendars and email to sign up!

Annual Meeting

Jan 29 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Mark your calendars for the 2017 BARPCV Annual Meeting. BARPCV members and the board will get together to discuss what has been accomplished in 2016, plans for 2017, programming strategies, and more! This will also be an opportunity to briefly see how a monthly BARPCV board meeting works, and the chance to mingle with board members and fellow RPCVs.

BARPCV will provide light refreshments, and we encourage members to bring a dish from their country of service. We hope to see you there!

Where: Nonprofit Center Boston, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 (near South Station).

Book Club - Under the Udala Trees

Jan 19 2017 - 7:00pm

The book for January is Under the Udala Trees, (2015) by Chinelo Okparanta. Set in the Nigerian state of Biafra during the civil war, a young girl, Ijeoma, is sent to be a servant and meets another girl even more adrift than herself. The story of their lesbian love develops and Ijeoma tries to figure out how to both be herself and live in a deeply conservative culture. The author layers her story with historical events and Nigerian folktales. New York Times Editors' Choice, one of NPR's Best Books of 2015, Winner of the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for General Lesbian Fiction.

TGIF at Asgard

Jan 27 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us at the Asgard in Cambridge for our monthly TGIF. Look for the red Peace Corps shirt starting at 6pm. Hope to see you there.

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RPCV Scholarship at Illinois State University

Earn your Master's degree at the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development

With a financial package worth up to $55,000, the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Illinois State University's Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development offers a unique graduate program and an unrivaled value. Every Fellow receives a 100 percent tuition waiver for all courses AND a paid graduate assistantship. In your second year, paid professional practice includes invaluable field experience and networking opportunities.

Northeastern University offers a MBA scholarship for RPCVs

Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business offers a scholarship program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who enter the Full-Time MBA or Part-Time MBA program. Northeastern values the leadership skills, talents and global perspectives that Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can contribute to make a difference in the classroom, the business world and our greater communities.

To be considered for the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Scholarship, you must apply and be offered admission to Northeastern’s Full-Time or Part-Time MBA program. Note your RPCV status and desire for scholarship consideration in the application.

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