Student Funding Opportunities

“How can I get funded?” This is a refrain we hear from students all the time. Many know that there is money out there to help fund internships, fellowships, conferences, emergencies, and more, but don’t know where to start looking. The intention of this page is to serve as a starting point to search for ways to help support your project or needs. 

We have broken the page up by sections to make it easier to narrow in on the type of funding you are searching for. Some links will lead you to pages that have multiple funding sources. Others will point you towards an office or an individual. Some funds are specifically for students with high financial need. Some have restrictions on who may apply.

Good luck!

Internships

  1. Cross-Cultural Community Service grants CCE Cross-Cultural Community Service Fund: student support for experiences in cultures other than one’s own, most typically for international community service, advocacy, activism (year-round funding available); go/cccs

  2. Center for Careers and Internships funding for unpaid summer internships
  3. Center for Careers and Internships funding for Winter Term internships (see FAQs)
  4. Center for Careers and Internships provides other funding sources

  5. Rohatyn Center supports internships in Russia through the Padma Desai Fund

  6. Privilege & Poverty summer internships: paid, local in Addison County; national through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP); note, international students may participate in SHECP internships without using OPT because Middlebury pays their stipends, directly; go/privnpov

  7. Center for Community Engagement helps facilitate winter term internships through Privilege & Poverty and with our local community partners

Fellowships

  1. CTLR Fellowships

  2. Listing of Fellowships

  3. Center for Social Entrepreneurship

  4. Rohatyn Center is the contact for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship 

Experiential Learning 

  1. Student Summer Experiential Opportunities  

  2. The Middlebury Mountain Club offers “Adventure Grants” to promote outdoor pursuits

  3. Middlebury Outdoor Programs offers financial assistance for its break expeditions; contact Doug Connelly for details

  4. Academic Outreach Endowment grants: grants for students and faculty providing support for community-connected projects; must be linked to course(s) taken or to be taken; must include collaboration with a community partner organization(s); students must have a faculty advisor (annual deadline typically ~ April 1)

  5. Cross-Cultural Community Service grants (CCE Cross Cultural Community Service Fund: student support for experiences in cultures other than one’s own, most typically for international community service, advocacy, activism (year-round funding available); go/cccs

  6. Religious Life Cluster Board Flex Fund: funding to support co-curricular activities with a spiritual or religious component.

Research and Senior Work

  1. Research Funding Application Application for SRPS, Hoskin, and Selover funds

  2. Senior Research Project Supplement

  3. Kellogg Fellowship for research support for senior work in areas of humanistic study related to their major program of study

  4. The Selover Research Fund for American and Japanese Studies

  5. Hoskin Research Fund for research in areas of the world that are either developing as nations, or where conditions are experiencing rapid societal, political, or other fundamental change

  6. Rohatyn Center

  7. Academic Outreach Endowment grants: grants for students and faculty providing support for community-connected projects; must be linked to course(s) taken or to be taken; must include collaboration with a community partner organization(s); students must have a faculty advisor (annual deadline typically ~ April 1)

  8. Cross-Cultural Community Service grants CCE Cross-Cultural Community Service Fund: student support for experiences in cultures other than one’s own, most typically for international community service, advocacy, activism (year-round funding available); go/cccs

Conference Travel

  1. Academic Conferences

  2. CE Mini-Grants, if civic- or community-engagement related

  3. Cross-Cultural Community Service grants CCE Cross-Cultural Community Service Fund: student support for experiences in cultures other than one’s own, most typically for international community service, advocacy, activism (year-round funding available); go/cccs

International Students

  1. Funding for Optional Practical Training fees: Seizing Opportunities Fund Students with high financial need can apply for funding to support the cost of OPT

  2. See note about international students above under Internships, Privilege & Poverty

Winter Term Workshops

  1. SGA Winter Term Workshop Financial Aid: Apply through Student Activities Office

  2. Posse Donor Fund

  3. Seizing Opportunities Fund

PE Classes

  1. Posse Donor Fund

  2. Seizing Opportunities Fund

Educational Diagnostic Testing

  1. Please contact the folks at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR) about testing

ADA Support

  1. Student Accessibility Services is here to help students with many different types of disabilities

Wage Relief

  1. Seizing Opportunities Fund

DACA

  1. The College is committed to supporting students by providing information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other related resources in an effort to help students and their supporters: See the DACA Resources page or please contact Miguel Fernández Middlebury's chief diversity officer, who serves as the on-campus point person for current undocumented and DACA students

Community Engagement

  1. CE Mini-Grants Center for Community Engagement Mini-Grants: student initiatives involving community action (academic year only)

  2. Academic Outreach Endowment grants: student and faculty support for community-connected projects (annual deadline April 1)

  3. Cross Cultural Community Service grants Cross Cultural Community Service Fund: student support for international community service, advocacy, activism (year-round funding available)

  4. SCB Flex Fund: student volunteer service initiatives (academic year only)

  5. Religious Life Cluster Board Flex Fund: funding to support co-curricular activities with a spiritual or religious component.

Volunteer Work

  1. SCB Flex Fund: student volunteer service initiatives (academic year only)

  2. CE Mini-Grants Center for Community Engagement Mini-Grants: student initiatives involving community action (academic year only)

  3. Cross Cultural Community Service grants Cross Cultural Community Service Fund: student support for international community service, advocacy, activism (year-round funding available) 

Summer Funding

  1. Summer Funding

  2. Summer Research Opportunities

Navigating College on Your Own

  1. The Wily Network—supports students who have experienced foster care, homelessness, or parents who are challenged by addiction, incarceration, or mental health issues; offers on-campus coaching, community-building and networking opportunities, and supplemental financial assistance; please contact Chief Diversity Officer Miguel Fernández for more information

Emergencies

  1. Commons Emergency Fund Talk to your Commons Dean—this should be your first course of action

  2. Posse Donor Fund

  3. Seizing Opportunities Fund

  4. CTLR Mentor Fund