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 enroll in the Portuguese School at one of the current levels.


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 how this fellowship would help you advance the teaching of Portuguese language and cultural learning in the U.S.
  • 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 Morrison

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.