The Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program named the Middlebury Institute of International Studies one of the top-enrolling institutions for the 2020–21 academic year.
The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program is a fellowship program for returned Peace Corps volunteers that offers financial assistance to help cover fees and tuition. All Fellows in the program build upon the skills that they fostered during their volunteer experiences abroad by completing internships in underserved communities in the United States.
Ranked fourth nationwide, with 48 students enrolled through the program, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies is one of 200 programs that provides returned Peace Corps volunteers the opportunity to pursue a graduate or post-graduate degree through the Fellows program.
The Middlebury Institute attracted a record enrollment of Peace Corps participants this fall, reflecting the common values underlying their long partnership, which was recently renewed for another five years.
The U.S. Department of State has awarded one current Middlebury Institute student and two recent graduates Critical Language Scholarships for the study of languages considered vital to national security and economic prosperity.