All students deserve the full Middlebury experience.  In that spirit, students are invited to apply for a Student Access and Support (funded by the Seizing Opportunities Fund and Dean’s Emergency Fund) grant.

Currently, the application process is being revised. Students are encouraged to check back here closer to the end of September 2023 for updates on the new process.

General Information 

  • Student Access and Support grants (formerly opportunity grants) can assist students with the cost of winter or professional clothing, emergency travel expenses, medical needs and supplemental break assistance. Students should contact Student Financial Services with any questions regarding textbooks as these expenses are already figured into financial aid awards. These grants may not be used for tuition, room and board. Please direct questions about Student Access and Support Grants to Elaine Orozco Hammond, Director of Equity Initiatives.

  • Please expect funding, if granted, within 7-10 business days. Please fill out applications in a timely way.  Exceptions may be made for emergencies! Please email Elaine Orozco Hammond with questions.

  • International students submitting a request for OPT Fee Reimbursement: please contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for guidance about the pre-approval process and the required documentation you will need for your submission.
  • We recognize we are asking for personal information in the application. This helps us make appropriate decisions. All information will be kept confidential.

    Application Process

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    Request Status

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    • Reimbursement–If you have paid in advance, you will need to submit itemized receipts to Elaine Orozco Hammond, who will submit a voucher for reimbursement.
    • Confidentiality–All information provided will be kept in strict confidence and will only be shared with those College employees who are involved in the approval process.

    Frequently Asked Questions


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