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There are some great programs that provide undergraduate and graduate funding for students interested in the foreign service. Check out the fellowships below. These programs are especially interested in supporting groups historically underrepresented in the foreign service and economic need. All have a service requirement, minimum GPA and require US citizenship. You apply directly for […]

If you’re applying for a Fulbright (deadline Friday, Sept. 26 at noon) and you want us to order your transcript for you, start your application in Embark NOW if you haven’t done so! We will use this list of registered applicants to place an order for Middlebury transcripts (you’ll have to obtain others yourselves) tomorrow, […]

A few miscellaneous notes: 1. selecting a region for the Marshall/Rhodes–you should not need to determine that at the nomination stage. If you are nominated, we can discuss. You must choose a region before submitting–but you will be able to save or print to a pdf without that. I trust it is similar with the […]

Here are your instructions: Submit the following as a SINGLE pdf to fellowships@middlebury.edu: A good working draft of the relevant application (Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes)–you can save or print to pdf. Note: NO LETTERS OF REFERENCE AT THIS POINT. However, we do need to know who you intend to ask for letters. If entering that […]

From the NSF: The 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Solicitation has been published. All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the 2015 Solicitation for important information about eligibility and supported fields of study, application preparation and submission instructions, and the merit review criteria. The 2015 NSF GRFP application is expected to open in […]

Program Update from Fulbright: The Turkish Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce two awards in honor of the Commission’s 65th anniversary. These two Fulbright awards – one at the Master’s level, one at the Ph.D. – are open to students who wish to pursue a degree program at a Turkish university. More information on the […]

At long last have a few minutes to post notes about specific UK institutions I visited in June, as part of the NAFA UK study tour. (NAFA is the US professional organization for fellowship advisors, in case you were really wondering.) I will break posts up to focus on different institutions–otherwise, this will be absurdly […]

Back from a quick visit to the UK. I visited multiple schools (9?) in one week and will profiles those I saw in additional posts. The most important take-away for those considering graduate study in the UK is to do your research about the university and the program. There are many excellent opportunities available for students […]

For those thinking about applying for a British Scholarship (Churchill, Gates-Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes) in the fall, here are some notes and suggestions to get you started: If you haven’t yet sent me a preliminary application, we should talk! I am around for much of the summer, but will be traveling too—so my ability to […]

For rising seniors and alumni interested in fellowships for graduate study in the UK, there are several programs worth exploring. These are all highly competitive and all require a strong academic record (and some specify minimum GPAs) among other criteria. But one of the most challenging issues for many students is citizenship. Not all programs […]

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