Toni Cross ’18 was recently selected as one of thirty Rangel Scholars!

Rangel Scholar Toni Cross ’18

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship provides approximately $95,000 to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs. As part of the Rangel Program, Toni will work for a member of Congress on issues regarding foreign affairs in summer 2018. In the summer of 2019, she will intern with an overseas U.S. embassy. Upon completing her master’s, Toni will  begin her diplomatic career with the U.S. State Department. Toni began learning all the official United Nations’ languages in high school; she now speaks Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish–and some Chinese! Congratulations, Toni!  Read more about Toni and the Rangel Program at 

Juan Sebastián Muñoz Rivera ’13 (Middlebury College) and Fangdi Pan ’15  (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) were recently named Schwarzman Scholars! Selected from over 4,000 applicants, this cohort of 142 Schwarzman scholars comes from 39 countries and 97 universities, with 41% from the United States, 20% from China, and 39% from the rest of the world. Juan Sebastián and Fangdi will enroll at Schwarzman College on the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing in August 2018. The Schwarzman Scholars program was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. You can read more at our newsroom: . Congratulations to Middlebury’s newest Schwarzman Scholars!

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 25th Class (Aug. 2018- Aug. 2019). The Emerson Hunger Fellows Program is a leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains a network of leaders committed to social justice. The Emerson program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Fellows are placed for the first six months with community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grass roots organizing groups, food banks, local advocates, and direct service providers. Fellows then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with national nonprofit organizations and federal government agencies to develop, implement, and advocate for policies that address hunger and its root causes, including racism. Throughout the year, the Fellows develop a strong learning community for reflection, resource sharing, and skill building that supports their field and policy work and their leadership development. The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger, poverty, and racism at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.

Application and Fellowship information:

The deadline for applications for the next class of Fellows is January 10, 2018. Applications are accepted online only. The 25th Emerson Hunger Fellowship cohort will start in late August 2018 and conclude at the end of July 2019. Fellows receive a financial package of no less than $36,000 over the duration of the Fellowship. For more information about the program and for details on the application process, visit our website: 

The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. For additional information and access to the student profile and pre-application (required for the nomination process) visit:

To be considered for nomination, a student must:

  • A current sophomore or junior
  • Have an average of at least B or the equivalent (and competitive applicants typically have GPAs of 3.7 and higher).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Demonstrated research experience is also important for a competitive application. Students planning an MD/PhD program must be focused on research.

To apply for nomination, Middlebury sophomores and juniors MUST complete the Goldwater pre-application by Nov 10 at noon. Middlebury nominees will be selected in November. For full nomination instructions, see 

Questions? Contact Dean Lisa Gates at .

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.

The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).

For more information, eligibility and application instructions, see The deadline is at midnight on December 31st, 2017.

Program highlights include:

·         Undergraduate candidates (sophomores): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field. 

·         Graduate candidates (seniors/young alumni): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.

·         Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.

·         Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

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