Premio Famiglia Fiducia Fund for the Middlebury Italian School

The Premio Famiglia Fiducia Fund for the Middlebury Italian School, established in 2016, is a scholarship to support graduate students pursuing an MA in Italian at the Middlebury Italian School and the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Italy, headquartered in Florence.

The fellowship will fund the complete master's degree program for three students. You will complete your master's degree by attending one six-week summer session on the Mills College campus (California), and one academic year at the School in Italy, or Sede, in Florence. The Fellowship covers tuition, room, and board for the summer and year abroad. Recipients will be identified as Premio Famiglia Fiducia Fellows.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to the Italian MA program.
  • Have completed a four-year undergraduate education.
  • Have at least one year’s absence from academia (at least one year must have passed since receiving an undergraduate degree)*.

This opportunity is open to all students who meet the above criteria, regardless of citizenship.

*Please contact us if you have questions about this requirement.

How to Apply

All components of the application must be received by the deadline, February 1, 2020 midnight ET. Students will be notified by email on or around March 1, 2020.

1. Middlebury Language Schools online application (application form, application fee, official transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, language assessment).

2. Online scholarship form. 

3. Middlebury need-based financial aid form.

The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5727
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joseph Tamagni, Coordinator