“How can I get funded?”

We hear this from students all the time, and this is a great place to start!

The sections below can help narrow in on the type of funding you are searching for—internships, fellowships, conferences, emergencies, and more!

Some links lead to pages that have multiple funding sources. Others point toward an office or an individual. Some funds are specifically for students with high financial need and some have restrictions on who may apply. We hope you find what you need!

Internships

Fellowships

Experiential Learning 

  • Student Summer Experiential Opportunities  
  • The Middlebury Mountain Club offers “Adventure Grants” to promote outdoor pursuits.
  • Middlebury Outdoor Programs offers financial assistance for its break expeditions.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Religious Life Cluster Board Flex Fund: funding to support co-curricular activities with a spiritual or religious component.

Research and Senior Work

Conference Travel

International Students

  • Funding for Optional Practical Training filing fees: Seizing Opportunities Fund Students with high financial need can apply for funding to support the cost of OPT. Before submitting your request in Handshake, you must make a request through International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for pre-approval. For details about the process, email isss@middlebury.edu.
  • See note about international students above under Internships, Privilege & Poverty.

Winter Term Workshops

PE Classes

Educational Diagnostic Testing

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

ADA Support

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

Wage Relief

DACA

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 Elaine Hammond Middlebury’s Director of Equity Initiatives, who serves as the on-campus point person for current undocumented and DACA students.

Community Engagement

Volunteer Work

  • SCB Flex Fund: student volunteer service initiatives (academic year only).
  • CE Mini-Grants Center for Community Engagement Mini-Grants: student initiatives involving community action (academic year only).
  • Cross Cultural Community Service grants Cross Cultural Community Service Fund: student support for international community service, advocacy, activism (year-round funding available).

Summer Funding

Navigating College on Your Own

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 Director of Equity Initiatives, Elaine Hammond,for more information.

Emergencies