Scholarships for Students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, or Tribal Colleges

For the summer of 2020, the Middlebury Language Schools will offer scholarships for students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges, Tribal Colleges, and Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Recipients of these scholarships will receive funding to cover the comprehensive fee (tuition, room & board) for one summer.

Applicant Information

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Show strong demonstrated interest (could include but not limited to previous coursework, volunteer work using language, internship, travel, or study abroad) in any of the eleven languages taught.
  • Show high academic achievement
  • Have the support of their home institution.

This opportunity is open to all students who meet the above criteria, regardless of citizenship. Because these scholarships are limited and highly competitive, students are strongly encouraged to also apply for regular need-based Middlebury summer financial aid.

Application Process

Once the Language School application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email in which you will find a link to the application for the HBCU Fellowship as well as other merit scholarships. All components of the application must be received by the application deadline, December 15, 2019 (Eastern Time):

1. Middlebury Language Schools online application, which includes the following: 

  • Application fee ($75 or fee waiver)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation 

2. Online scholarship form, which includes the following:

  • A brief essay explaining why you wish to study a foreign language and how you plan to use the language skills you acquire. Why are you passionate about language? This is in addition to the essay required for the School application. Please submit on the online scholarship form.
  • An additional letter of recommendation from a dean, faculty member, or program director indicating that your home institution supports your application for this scholarship, which should be emailed ( or sent to:

HBCU/HSI/Tribal Scholarship
Middlebury Language Schools
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

Notification of Scholarship

Students will be notified about the status of the fellowship by email on or around February 1, 2020.