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The Middlebury Institute offers a variety of generous scholarships toward our master’s programs for both U.S. and international students.


All scholarships listed below (excluding external scholarships) are only available for in-person program students. 

Students in online programs already benefit from the lower cost of those programs, the flexibility to continue working while they earn their degree, and the potential for employer tuition assistance. External scholarships may be available for online, asynchronous program students depending on the organization providing the scholarship.

Middlebury Institute Scholarships

We offer merit and need-based scholarships. To apply, submit your application for admission by the next deadline and upload personal scholarship statements as part of your online application.

Conflict Transformation Graduate Fellows

Funded by the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, this select group of Middlebury Institute students receive up to $10,000 annual scholarship and focus on the ways that conflict transformation manifests in diverse contexts around the globe. These fellowships and related benefits are available to both in-person and online degree-seeking students. Learn more.

HBCU, HSI, and TCU Scholarships

As part of our efforts to be a more diverse and inclusive community, the Middlebury Institute has established a scholarship for alumni of U.S. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Alumni of these institutions are guaranteed a 50% scholarship ($24K+ annually, prorated by program length) toward a master’s degree at the Middlebury Institute. You will also be eligible for additional merit and need-based scholarships. Please fill out this form to confirm your scholarship interest.

Endowed and Named Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the Institute, we offer a number of endowed and named scholarships. You will be automatically considered for these scholarships after you submit your application for admission; no other steps are required.

Partner Scholarships

Alumni and members of our partner organizations and schools receive application fee waivers and, in many cases, guaranteed scholarships for our master’s programs. Your experience is valuable to our diverse community, and we look forward to having you join us.

Summer Language Scholarships

Do you need to boost your language skills or learn a new language before starting your master’s degree program? Admitted students may qualify for a summer language scholarship at the world-renowned Middlebury Language Schools.

Students admitted to our MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies are guaranteed a full scholarship (covering tuition, housing, and food) for a summer language program.

Middlebury Affiliation Scholarships

Middlebury offers guaranteed $10,000 Affiliation Scholarships to degree holders of any Middlebury school and their extended family members for our master’s programs.

Participants in eligible nondegree programs are guaranteed a $5,000 Affiliation Scholarship for our master’s programs.

You may also receive need-based and/or merit scholarship awards in addition to these affiliation scholarships.

External Scholarships

Many organizations offer funding for graduate school and this list of resources has been helpful to students in the past. Please note that we do not work directly with these organizations and cannot guarantee their services. We encourage you to look for other resources as well.

Combining Scholarships

If you qualify for multiple guaranteed scholarships:

  • You will receive the largest of the individual scholarship awards you are eligible to receive (at a minimum).
  • You will also receive preferential consideration for additional funding. 
  • The earlier you apply, the more likely you will be to receive additional funding.

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