Middlebury

As a research fellow, you will have access to in-service educators, as well as scholars learning Hebrew, and students learning to teach Hebrew. This presents a rarely-seen opportunity to create original research and have immediate access to test the results in real-world situations.

Projects will range in complexity and detail, but all will focus on methodology and pedagogy within the teaching and learning of Hebrew in the classroom.

To learn more about the research being developed

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 the 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

Middlebury graduate receives Vermont Community Foundation fellowship

Middlebury College graduate Alexandra Braunstein of the class of 2009 has been awarded the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) Philanthropic Engagement Fellowship.

Braunstein, from Providence, R.I., majored in English and American Literatures. While at Middlebury, she was a co-chair of the Middlebury College Relay for Life, the most successful youth relay in New England. She also spent time as an intern at the VCF and volunteered at local schools and libraries.

Middlebury awards Fellowships in Environmental Journalism for 2009

Administrators of the Middlebury College Fellowships in Environmental Journalism recently announced 10 fellowship recipients for 2009. The program, in its third year, is designed to support intensive, year-long reporting about environmental issues by journalists at the start of their careers. According to Bill McKibben, scholar in residence in Environmental studies and program director, the pool this year included “a fiercely competitive field of applicants.”

“There were at least 30 proposals equally deserving,” said McKibben, author of “Deep Economy” (2007) and “The End of Nature” (1989). “But the range of stories allowed us to pick among the most immediate and pressing, the ones we felt most needed to be told and were least likely to be reported otherwise.”

How did you get here? Student journalists present 15 stories from their peers

Established in the fall of 2008, the Middlebury Fellowship in Narrative Journalism provided three exceptional students the opportunity to explore and apply their journalistic talents. Organizers of the program sought highly motivated and intellectually curious students from a pool of more than 50 applicants who were interested in creating digital portraits of the Middlebury student body. Co-directed by Middlebury College Scholar-in-Residence in English and American Literatures Sue Halpern and Matt Jennings, editor of Middlebury Magazine, the fellowship spanned the academic year and included training in interview techniques, basic photography and sound editing.

Selected fellows were seniors Aylie Baker and Mallory Falk, and sophomore Sarah Harris. They began their project last fall by questioning various peers about their individual journeys to Middlebury by asking the question, “How did you get here?”

Two Middlebury seniors awarded Compton Mentor Fellowships

Middlebury College seniors Walter “Tripp” Burwell of Raleigh, N.C., and Corinne Almquist of Randolph, N.J., have been selected from a national pool of nominees to receive the Compton Mentor Fellowship. The Compton Foundation, based in Redwood City, Calif., created the Mentor Fellowship Program to support the creativity and commitment of graduating seniors as they move beyond academics and into the world. The fellowship lasts for one year, with a stipend of $35,000, beginning and ending at the annual mid-June gathering of fellows held in the San Francisco area.