Special Fellowships & Scholarships 2016

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 2016 are listed below. Any additional fellowships or scholarships will be added as they become available.

VT BLTN Fellowships

The Bread Loaf School of English is offering a limited number of special fellowships of up to $5,000 each for Vermont public school teachers, 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 2016, 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: they must have completed a minimum of one year of teaching by June 2016 and must be teaching in a Vermont public school during the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Bread Loaf School of English. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for 2016 Vermont BLTN fellowships.

Please read the full description, download an application, or contact Dana Olsen (dolsen@middlebury.edu or 802.443.5049) for more information.

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 2016. These scholarships have been established to support public and parochial school teachers who are teaching in schools with high underserved or low-income populations. Preference will be given to teachers from urban and tribal areas who are committed to making a difference in their schools and communities.    

To be eligible for the Lit for Life Scholarships, applicants must be admitted to the Bread Loaf School of English for the 2016 summer session. They must submit an application to Middlebury financial aid as well as an application for the Lit for Life Scholarships. In most cases, awards will supplement financial aid to provide generous funding packages. They will be awarded on a rolling basis, beginning April 20, 2016.    

Please contact Director of Admissions Dana Olsen at 802.443.5049 or dolsen@middlebury.edu if you have questions about admissions, financial aid, or Lit for Life scholarships.

Bickimer Fellowships for Ohio Teachers

Thanks to a generous grant from Promise of Learnings, Inc. (POLI) and assistance from Middlebury, Bread Loaf will offer a limited number of fellowships to Ohio public school teachers in 2016. These fellowships will cover costs of attending the Bread Loaf School of English up to $7,000. The Ohio teachers will attend the Bread Loaf School of English during the summer, become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, and engage their Ohio students in networked activities during the school year. Click here for a full fellowship description and for a downloadable fellowship application form. Fellowship recipients will be chosen and notified on a rolling basis, starting February 1.

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 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from Middlebury between 2011 and 2016. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, starting March 1, 2016. 

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 (available from Dana Olsen at dolsen@middlebury.edu). 

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

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 2016 are also eligible to apply.

Applicants should complete the standard Bread Loaf application at http://www.middlebury.edu/blse/admissions/apply/onlineapp, indicating whether any college attended is an HBCU or TCU. Applicants will also need to complete the financial aid application at http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/support/sfs/aid_apply/blse; they will then automatically be considered for these special scholarships.

For more information, contact Dana Olsen, Director of Admissions, at dolsen@middlebury.edu or 802.443.5049.