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Nationally competitive fellowships provide undergraduates and young alumni with funding for graduate education, postgraduate research, and self-designed projects, or funds for undergraduate support and summer enrichment.

Spring Info Session Series

In collaboration with fellowship foundations, partner schools Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams have organized a series of online information sessions. Register to receive the link to participate and see our fellowships list for an overview of each opportunity.

Marshall Scholarship Alumni Panel Discussion

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For First-years and Sophomores: Learn about the Truman Scholarship with Truman Scholars and Tara Yglesias

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Schwarzman Scholars Info Session - A Call for Future Leaders. Panelists include Schwarzman Scholar Elsa Alvarado ’18

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Earn a STEM Master's at Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar

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Fulbright Experiences as Black Americans: A Panel Discussion

Registration info TBA

Be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford

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STEM Sophomores and Juniors: Apply to be Goldwater Scholars

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Beinecke Scholars in the Humanities

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Knight Hennessy Scholars at Stanford

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Fellowships Updates

Two Middlebury Students Receive Watson Fellowships
Divya Gudur ‘21 and Nora Peachin ‘21 have been awarded Watson Fellowships to conduct a multi-country independent project. They each will receive $36,000 to fund the year abroad. Read more about Divya and Nora and becoming a Middlebury nominee for the Watson Fellowship.

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Middlebury is a 2020-2021 Student and Scholar Top Producer

Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces the list of U.S. higher education institutions that produced the highest numbers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and U.S. Students. For 2020-2021, Middlebury is a top producer for both its student and scholar programs.

This year also marks the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary. Throughout 2021, ECA, Fulbright partners, and stakeholders in the United States and throughout the world,  are highlighting the impressive accomplishments of Fulbright alumni, the legacy of the program, and the impact on education, industries, culture, and communities.

See a complete list of fellowships.

Follow the Fellowships blog to stay up-to-date with events and important announcements.


To schedule an appointment with Dean Gates or find out about upcoming events, use the CTRL online scheduler. Appointments can be by phone or Zoom. Open appointments are available during the semesters, J-term and summer months. 

If you have a time-sensitive matter, email to schedule an appointment.

Note: During September, Dean Gates works with candidates applying to fellowships with September/early October deadlines. 

UK Grad Study and Fellowships Info Session

Past information sessions are available to watch. Including November’s UK graduate study and fellowships info session with Dean Gates and Marshall Scholar Hasher Nisar ‘16.5.

Fellowship Deadlines

  • Fulbright and Watson Fellowships Preliminary Aplication Deadline (4/15)

    Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    For 2022-2023 Fellowships, the application process begins in spring of 2021. Submitting a Fulbright or Watson preliminary application for the April 15 deadline, allows you to receive multiple rounds of feedback from a fellowships advisor and create a competitive application for the September deadlines. See more information and a link to the application at go/fulbright or go/watson.

Fellowship Events

  • Churchill Scholarship Info Session (4/13)

    Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Each year, the Churchill Scholarship provides funding to 16 American students from participating schools (which includes Middlebury) for a year of master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must be a citizen of the U.S., either native born or naturalized, and be seniors or students who have graduated in the past 12 months. The Churchill Scholarship covers all university-related fees, a living allowance, a travel allowance, and the possibility of a special research grant. Join Mike Morse, Director of the Churchill Foundation, and Churchill Scholars, Zoe Dietrich, Bowdoin ‘21, Earth Sciences; Jesse Freeman, Williams ‘15, Mathematics; and Jamie Tucker-Foltz , Amherst ‘19, Computer Science to learn more about earning a master’s degree in STEM fields at Cambridge University with a Churchill Scholarship! Middlebury is partnering with Amherst, Bowdoin, and Williams to bring you a virtual info session on the Churchill Scholarship. The session will feature Executive Director of The Winston Churchill Foundation Michael Morse and three current/former Churchill Scholars: Zoe Dietrich - Bowdoin Class of 2021 Earth Sciences Jesse Freeman - Williams Class of 2015 Mathematics Jamie Tucker-Foltz - Amherst Class of 2019 Computer Science After a brief overview of the program, the three former Churchill Scholars will talk about their experiences, why they felt the Churchill Scholarship was the right fit for them, and how being a Churchill Scholar has shaped their trajectory. Attendees are invited to submit questions for the panelists to address during the Q & A portion of the event. Register today and join us!

  • Fulbright Experiences as Black Americans: A Panel Discussion (4/15)

    Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Join Fulbrighters Desiree Daring, Williams ‘13 and founder of Fulbright Noir and other grant recipients, including Dave Anderson ‘19.5 (winner of Fulbright research grant to Japan) to learn about their experiences as Fulbrighters and Black Americans studying, researching and teaching in various parts of the world. 
    Registration HERE! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
      This session is part of a Spring series of fellowship sessions in collaboration with Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams. Check out the series at

  • Rhodes Scholarship Info Session (4/26)

    Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Join Assistant Secretaries Fagan Harris and Beth Pearson and recent Rhodes Scholars to learn more about the Rhodes Scholarship, graduate study at Oxford University and what makes a competitive Rhodes’ applicant today.
    More information and registration link coming soon!   This session is part of a Spring series of fellowship sessions in collaboration with Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams. Check out the series at

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