Middlebury

Churchill Scholarship

Information session will be in March 2015.

PURPOSE
The Winston Churchill Foundation's scholarship program offers American students of exceptional ability and outstanding academic achievement the opportunity to pursue one year of graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge. Churchill College focuses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics, but Churchill scholars pursue their research in a wide variety of programs and laboratories.

AWARD
The Churchill Scholarship covers all University and College tuition and fees, which amount to $25,000.  In addition, students receive a living allowance of £11,000 if enrolled in a nine-month academic program and £13,000 if enrolled in a full-year academic program. They also receive a travel allowance of up to $5,000; there is also the possibility of a Special Research Grant of up to $2,000. Depending on the field of study and recent rates of exchange, the value of a Churchill Scholarship is approximately $44,000 to $50,000.

NUMBER OFFERED
At least 14 Churchill Scholarships, tenable for nine, ten, eleven, or twelve months, depending on the academic program, are offered annually.  Competition is intense:  usually there are about 160 applications from more than eighty undergraduate institutions.

FIELDS OF STUDY
Science, mathematics, and engineering, all at University of Cambridge.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be citizens of the United States and must be enrolled in one of the institutions participating in the scholarship competition. Upon taking up a Churchill Scholarship, one must be between the ages of 19 and 26, hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a United States college or university, and may not have attained a doctorate.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  • Exceptional academic achievement in all disciplines, but especially the major, as indicated by course grades [a GPA of at least 3.7].
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination.  Applicants are required to take the general aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination, and they should be certain to take it in time for the scores to be reported to the Churchill Foundation no later than the end of November. The MCAT may be taken instead of the GRE.
  • A capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as demonstrated by awards and prizes and by letters of reference. Applicants in the sciences and engineering will show extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work, while applicants in mathematics will show substantial independent work or other projects.
  • Outstanding personal qualities.

DEADLINES
Churchill Scholarship applicants cannot apply directly to the foundation; they must be nominated by their undergraduate institution.

TO APPLY FOR NOMINATION

1. Submit a nomination application (and other materials noted in teh application) by April 25, 2015 to  fellowships@middlebury.edu:

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

The British Scholarships committee will interview qualified applicants in late April and select nominees. If you are nominated, you would solicit letters of recommendation from your faculty; however recommend you let them know if advance that you are applying for the Churchill. The Churchill application deadline is in October.

FINAL SELECTION
The Churchill Foundation Scholarship Screening Committee, comprised of former Churchill Scholars who are expert in various disciplines, evaluates the applications and endorses those considered most qualified for a Scholarship.

Applicants are notified in January whether or not they have been endorsed by the Screening Committee.

The Winston Churchill Foundation makes final decisions on Churchill Scholarship winners and announces them no later than the third week of January.

More information may be found on the Churchill website (see below). Applicants must apply separately to the University of Cambridge by mid-fall; please see their Web site for program-specific deadlines.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

Website
Churchill Scholarship

Mitchell Scholarship

Information session in March TBA.

PURPOSE
Established by the US-Ireland Alliance to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about and an affinity with Ireland.

AWARD
Tuition, room and board, plus $11,000 stipend for one year of study (usually in a one-year Master's program) at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

NUMBER OFFERED
Usually 12 per year

FIELDS OF STUDY
Any academic discipline offered in degree or certificate programs in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Candidates must have undergraduate preparation for the proposed graduate program.

TENABLE AT
Institutions of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland

ELIGIBILITY

  • US citizens
  • Bachelor's degree holders between 18 and 30 years of age
  • High GPA
  • Selection committee's overriding interest in applicants' records of academic excellence, leadership, and community service

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINES

The Mitchell Scholarship requires endorsement by Middlebury College in order for you to apply.  This rule applies for alumni as well as seniors. To be nominated:

1. Submit a nomination application by April 15 to  fellowships@middlebury.edu:

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

The British Scholarship Committee will interview candidates in late April.

If nominated, final applications will be due by October 1, 2014 deadline.

The Mitchell reading committee will identify 20 finalists by early November. The finalists will be then notified by telephone and invited to Washington, DC, for the Selection Committee interviews. Unsuccessful applicants are informed during November by e-mail.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Library 225G
fellowships@middlebury.edu


Website: 
Mitchell Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities for Vermont Language Teachers and Education Studies Students at the Middlebury College Language Schools

In an effort to share its language resources with as many teachers and students as possible, Middlebury will offer a Vermont Language Teacher Scholarship for a Vermont secondary school language teacher and for a Middlebury College Education Studies student.

To help current and future language teachers increase their language proficiency, enhance their pedagogical skills, and learn how to use  educational technology in the classroom, Middlebury will offer  scholarships, in any of the ten languages offered, to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • One scholarship for a current secondary school language teacher in Vermont. This person will live on campus, must take the Language Pledge®, will receive course credit and remission of tuition, room and board for one summer. The applicant must be currently employed as a language teacher in a Vermont secondary school and want to engage in further study of the language he or she is currently teaching, or preparing to undertake the teaching of a second foreign language.
  • One scholarship for a Middlebury College Education Studies student who is in the process of becoming certified to teach a foreign language. The student will live on campus, must take the Language Pledge® and will receive course credit as well as remission of tuition, room and board for one summer. The student must receive the endorsement of the Director of the Program in Education Studies at Middlebury College.

The Middlebury Language Schools

With the Language Pledge® and a commitment to the integrated study of language and culture serving as hallmarks for all ten Middlebury Language Schools, generations of language educators have benefited from "the Middlebury approach" -- experimenting, testing, refining, but always demanding the utmost in dedication from themselves and from their students. More than 30,000 students have pursued study at the Language Schools throughout its 98-year history; over 10,000 have earned graduate degrees, and most of these have themselves become language teachers, making Middlebury's national impact on language teaching even more dramatic.

At Middlebury, language is considered to be the bridge that links person-to-person, culture-to-culture and nation-to-nation. As we witness growing linguistic and cultural diversity and burgeoning interest in forging economic links with other countries, it is important that we pay attention to the adequacy of our linguistic resources to meet the challenges. Middlebury's primary goal is to have a positive impact on language education, to ensure that language teachers throughout Vermont have the opportunity to become as effective as possible, and to nurture teachers as a resource of critical importance to Vermont's educational and economic future.

Application process

  • Complete all portions of the on-line application for the appropriate Language School by March 1, 2015.
  • In addition to the letters of recommendation required for admission, submit a letter from the school principal, (or Director of the Program in Education Studies in the case of Middlebury College students) nominating you for the Vermont Language Teacher Scholarship, explaining how the program would contribute both to personal development and to the goals of the applicant.
  • Applicants who wish to undertake the study of a new language must submit a statement that makes a case for the relevance of this language to their career goals. Most applicants will apply for study in the language(s) they currently teach.


Once a scholarship applicant has been accepted for admission, the application will be submitted to the Vice President for Language Schools, School Abroad, and Graduate Programs, who will review and select finalists. Selection will be based on demonstrated commitment to language teaching and evidence of academic ability and language competence.

The Vermont Teacher Scholarship program is for one summer only; participants may not re-apply for assistance from this program.  Participants may, however, re-apply to a Language School for additional summers of study or for degree candidacy.  If a participant is accepted for degree candidacy, the credits earned through the Vermont Teacher program may be applied to the degree if appropriate.