For Summer 2024, the Middlebury Language Schools will continue to offer scholarships for students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges, Tribal Colleges, and Hispanic Serving Institutions.


Recipients of these scholarships will receive funding to cover the total fee (tuition, room & board) for one summer of any language.


The opportunity to apply for this scholarship is open to all students who meet the below criteria, regardless of citizenship. Scholarships are limited (approximately 8 scholarships are awarded each summer) and highly competitive. Students are strongly encouraged to also apply for regular Middlebury need-based financial aid.

  • Meet all requirements for Language School admission.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time (at the time of your application) at either a Historically Black College/University or a Hispanic Serving Institution or a Tribal College/University.
  • Show strong demonstrated interest (could include but not limited to previous coursework, volunteer work using language, internship, travel, or study abroad) in any of the languages taught.
  • Show high academic achievement
  • Have the support of their home institution.


Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST, December 15.

Application Process

Once the Language School application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email in which you will find a link to the application for the HBCU Fellowship as well as other merit scholarships.

  1. Middlebury Language Schools online application, which includes the following:
    • Application fee ($75 or fee waiver)
    • Official transcript(s)
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
  2. Online scholarship form, which includes the following:
    • A brief essay explaining why you wish to study a language and how you plan to use the language skills you acquire. Why are you passionate about the language? This is in addition to the essay required for the School application. Please submit on the online scholarship form.
    • An additional letter of recommendation from a dean, faculty member, or program director indicating that your home institution supports your application for this scholarship, which should be emailed ( or sent to:


      HBCU/HSI/Tribal Scholarship

      Middlebury Language Schools

      14 Old Chapel Road

      Middlebury, VT 05753

Notification of Scholarship

Students will be notified about the status of the scholarship by email on or around February 1.

Wright received the HBCU award in 2021.

Andreanna Wright

Jackson State University, Student

Middlebury School of Spanish HBCU, HSI, and Tribal Colleges Scholarship Recipient

Thanks to the HBCU scholarship, I was able to attend the 7-week Spanish Immersion Program at Middlebury Language Schools. The program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget.

I improved my Spanish language skills so much in such a short time that I am now fully confident in taking what I’ve learned abroad in the next couple of years!