This fact sheet makes the case for financial aid funding and provides information on annual and endowed gifts. It also includes the 2011-2012 financial aid facts and a profile of a Posse Scholar. It is current as of September 2012.
Posse Financial Aid (readable format)
Posse Financial Aid (printable format)
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Posse Program at Middlebury, including the new Chicago Posse, and outline our fundraising goals. New as of June 2012.
Financial Aid Statistics
FINANCIAL AID AT A GLANCE, 2011–2012
Undergraduate students on financial aid. . . . . 40%
Undergraduate financial aid budget . . . . . . . . .$36,000,000
Average Middlebury grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$33,343
Average self-help (work and loan) . . . . . . . . . . $3,432
Average family contribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,108
"The Big Idea"—Midd Mag's dispatch on MiddSTART, a unique fund-raising tool that links students with the individuals who sign on as benefactors of their projects. (Spring 2011)
"We Risked Our Lives to Go to School" - CNN
In this video interview, Middlebury alumna Shabana Basij-Rasikh opens up about her school experience in Afghanistan, dressing up as a boy to access education. She also explains how she's now campaigning to empower young women in search of learning around the world.
Ceiling for Tuition Hike - Inside Higher Ed
A key article about Middlebury's high-profile decision to cap tuition at an upward limit of one percentage point above the Consumer Price Index. President Ronald D. Leibowitz discusses the reasons fueling this choice and the expected impact. (February 2012)
Middlebury Magazine or Dispatch Articles
"Middlebury adds a second Posse"—10 students from Chicago's Posse Foundation (which identifies, recruits and trains students with leadership and academic potential from urban areas) will enroll at the college in the fall of 2012. (March 23, 2011)
"New language program will provide up to 50 scholarships per year"—Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced a new three-year scholarship program made possible by Betty and David Jones. (Sept. 2010)
"Middlebury College Draws Young Donors With Microphilanthropy" (Article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 31, 2011)
"Middlebury Scholarships: A Gift that One Generation Gives to Another"—(From the giving site) More than 200 donors and scholarship recipients came together on Saturday, May 7 for the 2011 Scholarship Donor and Recipient Luncheon. Includes audio of two student speeches. (May 2011)
"The Loker-Hicks Scholars at Monterey"—Two audio-visual about Loker-Hicks Scholars at MIIS.
"Changing Lives: The McCardell Fund"— Audio visual slide show about Caroline Grego '11, a McCardell Fund Scholar.
Thank you videos from UWC Scholars (Spring 2011):
The Posse Foundation Website: