The internal deadline is fast approaching!

If you are considering applying for nomination for the Truman, Beinecke, Goldwater or St. Andrews Scholarship, now is the time to organize your application and ask questions.

For information about each of these scholarships, see go/fellowships and look at the listing of fellowships.

Beinecke: Current junior studying humanities, arts, social sciences; US citizen receiving financial aid

Goldwater: Current sophomore or junior planning a research career in science; US citizens

St. Andrews: Seniors interested in post-graduate study in Scotland who receive financial aid; US Citizen

Truman: Current junior interested in public affairs or public service; US citizen

Each has specific eligibility requirements (citizenship, GPA, financial aid, professional/educational plans) so read carefully!

For those who have been impatiently awaiting this–the Critical Language Scholarship Application is now available! 

The application is available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org/apply

 Applications are due Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by 8:00pm EST. Recommendations are due Thursday, November 29.

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

This year, the CLS Program is pleased to announce the addition of Brazilian Portuguese to our list of language programs for 2019. The full list of the 15 languages offered through the CLS Program is includes: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

 Upcoming webinar for interested students (and all webinars will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend):

Information for Students:

                Tuesday, October 9, 3:30pm EST

                Register Now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cT8QQu_ITC-h9lMSLKGzfw 

Questions? Email us at fellowships@middlebury.edu .

Personal Statement Workshop with Denise Shekerjian ’75
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 pm in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 303

Grad school applicants typically have competitive GPAs, and stellar résumés, so what makes YOUR application unique? Join Denise Shekerjian ’75, who specializes in working with students who need assistance with college admission essays, medical school applications, and other graduate and fellowship applications. You’ll come away with a good appreciation for how to reflect on and synthesize an experience. soulofaword.com. Lunch is provided so please register. Co-sponsored with the Center for Careers and Internships and the Writing Center.

Fall Fellowships Info Session
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4:30 pm in Davis Library 201

Sophomores and Juniors (Good for First-Years too!): Learn about fellowships with late fall/winter deadlines: Beinecke, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Goldwater, PPIA, Rangel Summer Program, Truman, Udall and more. Most of these are only open to sophomores and juniors–but a few (like CLS!) are also open to first-years and seniors. These are all different but include awards for graduate study, summer study, and undergraduate study in various fields: science and math; environmental studies; public service; foreign service, humanities, social sciences, and language study. For more info about what these are and to register for the info session, go to go.middlebury.edu/fellowships.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Info Session
Monday, Oct. 8 at 4:30 pm in Davis Library 201

Learn about different summer research opportunities from Middlebury students who have participated in various programs. Opportunities available in multiple disciplines. Programs discussed include Amgen, C3, Middlebury Summer Research Assistants, REUs, SURF and application processes. See more info and register at go.middlebury.edu/uro.

Fellowship Info Session: Senior-Year and Young Alumni Opportunities
Thursday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 pm in Davis Library 201

Learn about Fall 2019 fellowship opportunities and application processes with for seniors and recent graduates. These include British fellowships (Gates-Cambridge, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell), Fulbright, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Watson fellowship among others. British, Watson and Fulbright processes all have April deadlines so if you plan to be abroad in the spring, this is a great session to attend! For more info about what these are and to register for the info session, go to go.middlebury.edu/fellowships.

The application for 2019 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is now open and due on November 1, 2018! The application can be found online at https://jsiawards.ppiaprogram.org/.

The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help prepare to pursue Masters’ or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.

Benefits include a summer stipend, room and board, travel assistance, and financial support for graduate school if they attend one of the Graduate School Consortium programs.

Additional information on the JSI Program

JSI Program FAQ’s

Nomination applications from current seniors/super seniors for the Michel David-Weill Scholarship are due to the fellowships office by noon on Oct 15.

The scholarship supports a two-year masters program (most are taught in English; some in French) at Sciences Po. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, current seniors or super-seniors, and have a GPA of 3.7+. Middlebury can nominate one student. The nominee must also apply independently to the graduate program of choice at Sciences Po. You do not need to know French to apply. 

See https://www.sciencespo.fr/international/en/content/michel-david-weill-scholarship for more information and a list of supported graduate programs. Degree fields supported include economics, policy, international affairs, journalism. Dual degrees with partner institutions are not supported by this scholarship.

For information about applying for Middlebury’s nomination, please see the David-Weill Scholarship page on the fellowships website. Questions? Contact fellowships@middlebury.edu .

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