A group of students talk right before they sign the language pledge.


Recipients of these scholarships will receive funding to cover the comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) for one summer of language study at the Portuguese School.


Based on merit and demonstrated financial need, the applicant must currently be a language teacher or a graduate assistant and want to further their language proficiency in Portuguese in order to teach Portuguese in the future.

Fellows will receive full funding to attend the Portuguese School in any current level. Fellows have the option to observe classes, develop class plans, create pedagogical sequences, and participate in a class practicum.


Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST, February 1.

Application Process

Candidates need to submit all components of the application by the deadline, including the following:

  • Middlebury Language Schools application ($75 Application fee, Official transcript(s), Letter(s) of recommendation)
  • Online Scholarship Form, which includes an essay, in English, describing in 500 words or less your future career goals as an aspiring teacher of Portuguese language and Portuguese-speaking Cultures and how this Fellowship for the Portuguese School will contribute to your career goals in the US. Specify any interests, experiences, or background that make you a competitive applicant.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Completed Financial Aid Application

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 Portuguese Fellowship as well as other merit scholarships.

Submitting Materials

Language Schools—Portuguese School

Middlebury College

14 Old Chapel Road

Middlebury, VT 05753


Ryan received a full scholarship for the Portuguese Teachers Scholarship.

Ryan Morrison

I chose to attend the Middlebury Portuguese School to polish my skills and to build confidence in the language, both as a learner and an instructor.

I recently began teaching Portuguese classes as an Assistant Instructor through my PhD program at the University of Texas. I knew that the training gained at Middlebury would be second to none. The Portuguese Teachers Fellowship made that experience possible.