The Middlebury Institute offers Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellows and finalists guaranteed scholarships toward our on-site master’s degree programs.

We’ve partnered with Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship program (Payne) to provide guaranteed scholarships to Payne Fellows and finalists. We recognize Payne Fellows 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.   


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 on-site master’s degree programs. In total, 100 percent of your tuition will be covered.

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 $16,000 annual scholarship for any of our on-site master’s degree programs.

How to Apply

Next Steps

Prospective students

Partner representatives

  • Contact Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships Jill Stoffers.


Learn more about the Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program 

Featured News

Read All