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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.

Info Session Series

In collaboration with fellowship foundations, partner schools Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury and Williams organized a series of online information sessions last spring. See available recordings and our fellowships list for an overview of each opportunity.

Fellowship Deadlines

See Fellowships Deadline Calendar
  • Beinecke, Goldwater and Truman Scholarships Nomination Application Deadline (11/10)

    Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Location:
    Nomination applications for the following scholarships are due November 10. Beinecke: Juniors intending to enroll in graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences with a demonstrated financial aid need may apply for a Beinecke scholarship for $34,000. Middlebury can nominate up to one student. The selected nominee will work with the Fellowships advisor to complete the final Beinecke application due in February. See additional eligibilty and details at go.middlebury.edu/beinecke. Goldwater: Sophomores and Juniors interested in studying mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering may apply for a Goldwater scholarship for up to $15,000. Middlebury can nominate up to four students. The selected nominees will work with the Fellowships advisor to complete the final Goldwater application due in January. See additional eligibilty and details at go.middlebury.edu/goldwater. Truman: Juniors intending to enroll in a graduate program leading to a career in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service can apply for a Truman scholarship for $30,000. Middlebury can nominate up to four students. Selected nominees will work with a Fellowships advisor to complete the final Truman application due in February. See additional eligibility and details at go.middlebury.edu/truman.

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. www.fulbright75.org

See a complete list of fellowships.

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

Contact

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 fellowships@middlebury.edu 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 Events

See Fellowships Event Calendar
  • Fellowship Info Session: UK, Watson, NSF and More! Fellowships for Senior-year and Young Alumni (11/3)

    Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: Online
    Learn about Fall 2022 fellowship opportunities and application processes with for seniors and recent graduates. These include UK and Irish fellowships (Gates-Cambridge, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell), Fulbright, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Watson fellowship among others. UK/Irish, Watson and Fulbright processes all have April deadlines so if you plan to be abroad in the spring or just want to learn more, this is a great session to attend! This session will be recorded. Find more Fellowships information at http://go.middlebury.edu/fellowships. The Zoom link to participate will be sent in the registration confirmation and the reminder email sent two hours prior to the event.

  • Learn about the Yenching Scholars Graduate Program in Beijing (11/3)

    Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
    Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Online
    Join Dr. Brent Haas, Director of Admissions, and current Yenching Scholars to learn more about the interdisciplinary Master's program in China Studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China. This English-taught interdisciplinary degree program pushes the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines, offering six different research areas. The program is fully funded and open to seniors and young alumni from all countries.  The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Learn more at https://yenchingacademy.pku.edu.cn/ADMISSIONS.htm. This session is offered to students at Middlebury, MIIS, Bowdoin, Amherst, and Williams. The Zoom link to participate will be sent in the registration confirmation and the reminder email sent two hours prior to the event.

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