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 2023 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.
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.
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 a member of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, the Bread Loaf School of English is delighted to offer a special set of courses and fellowships to promote Teaching, Writing, and Acting for Change. Our aim is to engage a networked cohort of teachers in the investigation and development of practices for working across and within difference and towards social justice.
We are pleased to offer a number of $11,000 Teaching, Writing, and Acting for Change Fellowships. These will cover the 2023 summer study at Bread Loaf Vermont for K-12 teachers or community educators who commit to becoming a part of the Change cohort and developing collaborative school or community projects that involve using literacy practices to build understanding and change across differences.
During the summer of 2023, Fellows will complete two graduate courses, including one from the Change curriculum. They will become active members of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), which meets weekly during the summer to explore pedagogical innovation, teacher research, and social action teaching and learning. And they will build a collaborative social action project from their coursework, with the support of BLTN peers and mentors. The Teaching, Writing, and Acting for Change curriculum, offered at the Bread Loaf Vermont campus, centers on theories and practices for approaching conflict as an opportunity for catalyzing cultural understanding and positive change.
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 2023-2024 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.
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 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who graduated from Middlebury between 2017 and 2022. Find more information on the James Maddox Presidential Fellowships.
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.
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 and who show a passion for literature, a love of creativity, and a devotion to teaching. Apply through the Academy for Teachers; please read the full description for details.
Special Scholarships for Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
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.
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
Fax (802) 443-2060
You may direct any specific questions to Dana Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.