Special Fellowships and Scholarships 2018

In addition to regular financial aid, Bread Loaf offers a limited number of fellowships, scholarships, and stipends that are made possible by grants and special funding. Special funding opportunities for summer 2018 are listed below. Any additional fellowships or scholarships will be added as they become available.

Fellowships

KY BLTN Fellowships

Deposit Waived

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English (BLSE) will offer special $8,000 fellowships for Kentucky public school teachers, to attend the School’s 2018 summer session. Teachers will take two graduate courses in English and allied fields, and they will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), a nationally visible professional development network. BLTN teachers collaborate year-round on media-rich classroom projects, exchanges, and partnerships that promote critical literacy and community service. The fellowships are supported by Middlebury College and the C.E. & S. Foundation. 

Applicants must be full-time teachers in a Kentucky public school; they must have completed a minimum of one year of teaching by June 2018 and must be teaching in a Kentucky public school during the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants must also apply for admission to BLSE. Read a full description and send your application to Dana Olsen.

VT BLTN Fellowships

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The Bread Loaf School of English is offering a limited number of special fellowships of up to $5,000 each for teachers in Vermont public schools (and those independent schools approved by the state to receive tuition from public funds), to support summer study at the Bread Loaf School of English and year-round professional development through BLTN. Fellows will attend Bread Loaf (new fellows at the Vermont campus) in summer 2018, will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, and will collaborate with other Vermont teachers on projects that link education to community.

All fellowship applicants must be full-time teachers in a Vermont public high school or middle school (or an independent school receiving tuition from public funds): they must have completed a minimum of one year of teaching by June 2018 and must be teaching in a Vermont public school (or independent school receiving tuition from public funds) during the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Bread Loaf School of English. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for 2018 Vermont BLTN fellowships. 

For more information, please read the detailed description; to apply, please send your completed application to Dana Olsen.

Ahawayet Fellowship

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The Ahawayet Fellowship for the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English was established in April 2017 to provide a full fellowship for teachers and writers committed to the study and celebration of the Indigenous traditions of the Northeastern United States.

To be eligible for the Ahawayet Fellowship, applicants must be engaged in the study and expression of Indigenous traditions. Preference will be given to teachers and writers of Northeastern (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) Indigenous traditions, but applications from writers and teachers of Indigenous traditions from any region of the United States are welcome.

For detailed information, please read the full description. To apply, submit an application to Dana Olsen.

BLTN Next Generation Leadership Fellowships

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The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English is pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity: Bread Loaf Teacher Network Next Generation Leadership Fellowships. Through generous support from the Ford Foundation’s Youth Opportunity and Learning Initiative, fellowships will support teachers and community leaders in graduate study and networking to build youth capacity for social action literacy in order to better enable young people to be leaders in their communities.

The Bread Loaf School of English is offering a limited number of special fellowships of up to $8,000 each for teachers in public schools or community leaders at the six BLTN NextGen sites. The fellowships will support summer study at the Bread Loaf School of English and year-round engagement in the BLTN NextGen program. Fellows will attend the Bread Loaf Vermont campus in summer 2018, will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, and will collaborate with other BLTN NextGen teachers, mentors, and youth throughout the year on projects that link education to community and promote social justice.

Read a full fellowship description. Completed applications should be submitted to Dana Olsen at dolsen@middlebury.edu.

South Carolina BLTN Fellowships

Deposit Waived

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English will offer a limited number of $8,890 Otway Fellowships for South Carolina public school teachers. The Fellowship will support summer study (two graduate courses) at the Vermont campus of the School of English in 2018. Fellows will be required to become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network. All fellowship applicants must be full-time teachers in a South Carolina public school. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Bread Loaf School of English. 

For more information, please read the detailed fellowship description. Completed applications should be submitted to Dana Olsen at dolsen@middlebury.edu

Eastern Kentucky BLTN Fellowships

Deposit Waived

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English (BLSE) will offer a limited number of $8,000 fellowships for eastern Kentucky public school teachers, to attend the School’s 2018 summer session. Preference will be given to new BLSE applicants. Fellows will take two graduate courses at one of Bread Loaf’s two U.S. campuses (one in Ripton, Vermont, the other in Santa Fe, New Mexico), to engage in dynamic explorations of literature, writing, and related areas and to ground themselves in content areas important to their teaching. 

All fellowship applicants must be full-time teachers in an eastern Kentucky public school. Applicants must also apply for admission to BLSE. Application fees and deposits will be waived. For more information, please review the detailed fellowship description. Please submit completed fellowship applications to Dana Olsen at dolsen@middlebury.edu.

Scholarships

Lit for Life Scholarships

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English is pleased to announce the availability of Lit for Life Scholarships for students who will be studying at the Bread Loaf School of English in summer 2018. These scholarships have been established to support public and parochial school teachers working in urban or tribal schools. Preference will be given to teachers who are serving minority or low-income student populations especially.

To be eligible for the Lit for Life Scholarships, applicants must be teaching at an urban or tribal public or parochial school. They must be admitted to the Bread Loaf School of English for the 2018 summer session; and they must submit an application to Middlebury financial aid as well as an application for the Lit for Life Scholarships.    

For more information, read a full description of the scholarship. To apply, complete a Lit for Life Scholarship application and return to Director of Admissions Dana Olsen at dolsen@middlebury.edu.

James Maddox Presidential Fellowships

Middlebury is offering a number of special fellowships to support the summer study at the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English of students who have attended Middlebury's undergraduate college or the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Fellowships will cover $5,000 of the costs of attending the program (any campus) in summer 2018. Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from Middlebury between 2013 and 2018. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, starting March 1, 2018.  

To be considered for a Maddox Fellowship, you must apply for admission to the Bread Loaf School of English (or already be enrolled) and complete a brief application. 

Special Scholarships for Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

Deposit Waived

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, which is committed to increasing and supporting the diversity of its student population, is offering a number of special scholarships for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

The scholarships will cover up to 100% of demonstrated financial need; the Middlebury Student Financial Services Office will determine need based on the aid application. Bread Loaf will waive the application fee and enrollment deposit for these HBCU and TCU scholars.

The program is tailored to the talents and needs of K-12 English and language arts teachers, and we encourage applications from graduates who are currently teaching.

Undergraduates from these institutions who will have completed their junior year by summer 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Applicants should complete the standard Bread Loaf application, indicating whether any college attended is an HBCU or TCU. Applicants will also need to complete the financial aid application; they will then automatically be considered for these special scholarships.

Academy for Teachers Bread Loaf Scholarships

The Academy for Teachers is offering two full scholarships of $10,000 to attend the 2018 Bread Loaf session in Vermont. Applicants must be Academy for Teachers Fellows and full-time teachers, of any subject, in a New York City metro-area school. Scholars need not pursue a Bread Loaf degree. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended Bread Loaf.

See the full description for application instructions.


To receive more information about these special fellowships, contact the Bread Loaf School of English office:

Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English
75 Franklin Street
Middlebury VT 05753
phone: 802-443-5418
fax: 802-443-2060
e-mail:blse@breadnet.middlebury.edu

You may direct any specific questions to Dana Olsen (dolsen@middlebury.edu).

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English (BLSE) will offer special $8,000 fellowships for Kentucky public school teachers, to attend the School’s 2018 summer session. Teachers will take two graduate courses in English and allied fields, and they will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), a nationally visible professional development network. BLTN teachers collaborate year-round on media-rich classroom projects, exchanges, and partnerships that promote critical literacy and community service. The fellowships are supported by Middlebury College and the C.E. & S. Foundation.