In addition to regular financial aid, Bread Loaf offers a limited number of fellowships and scholarships that are made possible by special funding. 

Special funding opportunities for summer 2022 are listed below. We will add more opportunities as they are finalized. Please note that students interested in applying for any special funding opportunity should also apply for regular financial aid.

Bread Loaf has now completed its awarding of special funding for summer 2022. We will update this page with special funding opportunities for summer 2023 in early winter.

Fellowships

Deposits Waived

Applicants interested in any fellowship opportunity should apply through the fellowship application form located within your Bread Loaf application portals (once you have been enrolled for the coming session). Application deadlines are noted within each fellowship description below. Applicants for fellowships must also apply for admission or already be enrolled at the Bread Loaf School of English, and they must also apply for Middlebury financial aid.

BLTN Fellowships

Bread Loaf School of English will offer competitive fellowships of up to $10,000 for public school teachers, with some awards designated specifically for those working in underserved schools and communities. Fellows will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network. Applicants must be full-time teachers in a public school or community leaders working with underserved youth. Please read the full BLTN Fellowship description for details on the fellowships, eligibility, obligations of fellows, and application deadlines.

Teaching, Writing, and Acting for Change Fellowships

As part of a Middlebury initiative on conflict transformation, Bread Loaf is offering a new curriculum on Teaching, Writing, and Acting for Change at our Vermont campus to engage a networked cohort of teachers in the investigation and development of practices for negotiating within and across difference, navigating conflict, and catalyzing social activism and cultural change. We are pleased to offer a number of $10,000 Teaching, Writing, and Acting for Change Fellowships to cover summer study at Bread Loaf Vermont for teachers who will be involved in this initiative. Fellows must enroll in two courses, including one from the Change curriculum. They will become active, year-round participants in BLTN and pursue a project that they will develop out of their Change coursework, in collaboration with BLTN peers, and put into action in their schools or communities. Please read the full Change Fellowship description for details on the fellowships, eligibility, obligations of fellows, and application deadlines.

Vermont BLTN What’s the Story? Fellowships

Bread Loaf School of English will offer a limited number of special fellowships of up to $5,000 for teachers in Vermont public schools and those independent schools approved by the state to receive tuition from public funds. Fellows will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network and will join the instructional team of VT BLTN What’s the Story? (WTS VT) program for the 2022-2023 academic year, collaborating with other Vermont teachers on projects that put students at the center of education and link education to community. Please read the full Vermont BLTN Fellowship description for details on the fellowships, eligibility, obligations of fellows, and application deadlines. 

Otway BLTN Fellowships for South Carolina Public School Teachers

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English will offer competitive $10,000 Otway Fellowships for South Carolina public school teachers. The fellowship will support summer study (two graduate courses) at the School of English in 2022. Fellows will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN). All fellowship applicants must be full-time teachers in a South Carolina public school. Please read the full Otway Fellowship description for details on the fellowships, eligibility, obligations of fellows, and application deadlines.

Scholarships

Applicants interested in any scholarship opportunity should apply through the scholarship application form located within your Bread Loaf application portals (once you have been enrolled for the coming session). Application deadlines are noted within each scholarship description below. Applicants for scholarships must also apply for admission or already be enrolled at the Bread Loaf School of English, and they must also apply for Middlebury financial aid.

Bread Loaf Centennial Scholarships

Created to celebrate the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English’s Centennial, these scholarships provide funds supplemental to financial aid, up to the full cost of Bread Loaf summer study, for public school teachers, with some awards designated specifically for those working in underserved schools and communities. Please read the Centennial Scholarship description for details.

Roxanne McCormick Leighton ‘67 Scholarships

These scholarships will support study in the Bread Loaf program for new or returning students who will enhance the Bread Loaf community. Awards will cover up to the full cost of participation in the program. Please read the Leighton ‘67 Scholarship description for details.

James Maddox Presidential Fellowships

Middlebury will offer a limited number of special scholarships to support summer study at Bread Loaf for students who have attended Middlebury’s undergraduate college or the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Fellowships will cover $5,000 of the costs of attending the program at any campus in summer 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who graduated from Middlebury between 2017 and 2022. Find more information on the James Maddox Presidential Fellowships.

Faculty Fund

The Bread Loaf Faculty Fund provides modest awards to supplement financial aid for returning students who, due to exceptional circumstances, still have outstanding need. To be eligible, applicants must be returning students in good standing who have been awarded financial aid. Find more information on the Faculty Fund.

Ahawayet Fellowship for Teachers and Writers of Indigenous Traditions

The Ahawayet Fellowship for the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English was established in April 2017 to provide a full fellowship for teachers and writers committed to the study and celebration of the Indigenous traditions of the Northeastern United States. To be eligible for the Ahawayet Fellowship, applicants must be engaged in the study and expression of Indigenous traditions. Preference will be given to teachers and writers of Northeastern (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) Indigenous traditions, but applications from writers and teachers of Indigenous traditions from any region of the United States are welcome. Please read the full Ahawayet Fellowship description for details.

Oxford Campus Awards

The Oxford awards are designed to assist returning students who might not otherwise be able to attend Bread Loaf’s Oxford campus. Applicants must be returning students enrolled at the Oxford campus who have received financial aid. Please read the full Oxford Awards description for details.

Special Scholarships for Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

Deposit Waived

The Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, which is committed to increasing and supporting the diversity of its student population, is offering a number of special scholarships for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

The scholarships will cover up to 100% of demonstrated financial need; the Middlebury Student Financial Services Office will determine need based on the aid application. Bread Loaf will waive the application fee and enrollment deposit for these HBCU and TCU scholars.

The program is tailored to the talents and needs of K-12 English and language arts teachers, and we encourage applications from graduates who are currently teaching.

Undergraduates from these institutions who will have completed their junior year by the upcoming summer session are also eligible to apply.

Applicants should complete the standard Bread Loaf online application, indicating whether any college attended is an HBCU or TCU. Applicants will also need to complete the financial aid application; they will then automatically be considered for these special scholarships.

Bread Loaf / Academy for Teachers Scholarships

Full scholarships, offered jointly by The Academy for Teachers and Bread Loaf, will be awarded to Fellows of The Academy for Teachers who are full-time teachers, of any subject, in a New York City metro-area school. Please read the Academy for Teachers description for details (note that applicants should apply directly with the Academy for Teachers by December 15).

Questions?

To receive more information about these special fellowships, contact the Bread Loaf School of English office:

Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English
75 Franklin Street
Middlebury VT 05753
(802) 443-5418
Fax (802) 443-2060
blse@middlebury.edu

You may direct any specific questions to Dana Olsen at dolsen@middlebury.edu.

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