Special Fellowships & Scholarships 2017

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 2017 are listed below. Any additional fellowships or scholarships will be added as they become available.

Fellowships

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.

Otway Fellowships for South Carolina Teachers

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The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English will offer a limited number of $8,545 Otway Fellowships for South Carolina public school teachers. The Fellowship will support summer study (two graduate courses) at the School of English in 2017. Fellows will be required to become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), a state-of-the-art professional development network fostering pedagogical innovation and teacher research and advocacy year-round. 

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

Atlanta BLTN Fellowships

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The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English will offer $8,000 Atlanta BLTN Fellowships for Atlanta public school teachers and community leaders who have been involved in expanding leadership opportunities for underserved youth. The Fellowship will support summer study (two graduate courses) at the School of English in 2017. Fellows will be required to become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) and to work with BLTN and community partners, as well as with Atlanta’s young people, in building educational and social leadership opportunities for area youth. BLTN is committed to promoting literacy on behalf of social action and supporting youth leaders who use literacy to advocate for social change. 

All fellowship applicants must be either full-time teachers in an Atlanta public school or community leaders actively engaged in creating leadership opportunities for youth. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Bread Loaf School of English. For more information, please read the description. To apply, complete the application and submit 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 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 2017, 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 2017 and must be teaching in a Vermont public school during the 2017-18 academic year. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Bread Loaf School of English. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for 2017 Vermont BLTN fellowships. 

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

Bickimer Fellowships for Ohio Teachers

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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 2017. These fellowships will cover costs of attending the Bread Loaf School of English up to $7,500. 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.

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 2017. 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 2017 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 2017. Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from Middlebury between 2012 and 2017. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, starting March 1, 2017.  

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)

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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, 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.

A number of special additional fellowships of $500, made possible by the Write to Change Foundation, will be available to HBCU/TCU graduates who attend Bread Loaf's New Mexico campus in 2017 and join the Bread Loaf Teacher Network.

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


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).