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The Middlebury Institute offers 100% and 35% guaranteed tuition scholarships to Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellows and finalists respectively for eligible master’s degree programs.

Turn Your Experience into a Fulfilling Career

We recognize Payne Fellows and finalists and their commitment to working on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times and see them as a valuable part of our campus community and global alumni network. Our alumni work with organizations like USAID, the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, and development organizations around the world. You will study with the leading experts in international affairs and language services.

Get Your Payne Scholarship

Payne Fellows

For Fellows, the scholarship award will cover the difference between your Payne Fellowship tuition assistance award and full-time tuition at the Middlebury Institute for any of our in-person master’s degrees. In total, 100% of your tuition will be covered ($48K+ per year).

Please note that students will be responsible for any non-tuition fees, such as the student activity fee, required for enrollment.

Payne Finalists

We guarantee finalists a 35% scholarship ($16K+ per year) toward a Middlebury Institute in-person master’s degree.

Next Steps

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

To learn more about Payne Fellowships, please visit the Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program.

Partner Representatives

Contact Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships Jill Stoffers.

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