Financial Aid

Middlebury College offers financial assistance to a substantial percentage of students attending the summer session and the graduate programs abroad. Information about the financial aid application process for the summer accompanies admissions materials published by the Language Schools each year.

The following scholarships have been established in honor of students, friends, or faculty of the Italian School: Cesare Barbieri Endowment Fund, Pierina B. and Salvatore J. Castiglione Scholarship Fund, Joan F. Giambalvo Scholarship Fund, Dr. Nicholas Locascio Scholarship Fund, Anna and Luke J. Nolfi Scholarship, Michelina Pietrangelo Memorial Scholarship Fund, Antonio and Ida Quaglia Memorial Scholarship in the Italian School and the Joel Smith Scholarship Fund.
      The Lois Behrman Watson '51 Scholarship fund was established in 1987 to provide financial aid to teachers who are attending the Masters or Doctoral program of any of the Language Schools on the Middlebury campus or at the Schools Abroad.
       The Betty Jones (M.A. '86) Language Schools Financial Aid Fund was established in 1999 as part of the Bicentennial Campaign. Income from the fund provides financial aid to students attending the Language Schools.
      The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. These 100 fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Kathryn Davis, to address today's critical need for increased language proficiency in the United States.

The Kathryn Davis Fellowships cover 100% of tuition, room, and board for one summer of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in any of the ten languages offered at the Middlebury College Language Schools: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian .

The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above. Please visit for more details.

The Premio Famiglia Fede is a scholarship to support graduate students pursuing a Masters degree at the Middlebury College Language Schools and the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School Abroad in Florence, Italy. The 
Scholarship will fund the complete Masters program for one student per year for the next three years.  This scholarship is targeted to students who have already embarked on a business career path and/or are seeking a career in business embracing the Italian language. Applicants must apply for this scholarship. Please visit:   for more details.

Candidates for financial aid need not apply for a specific scholarship. All applicants will automatically be considered for an award from the appropriate scholarship listed above or from the general grant fund. 

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Each summer Awards are given to a graduate students and undergraduate students in Italian for academic achievement.



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

Kara Gennarelli, Coordinator