The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows is a fully-funded 5.5 week residential program that invites undergraduate leaders from diverse academic disciplines to immerse themselves in leadership development programming inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington, and today’s leaders. The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program will prepare students to discover their own unique mission, giving them the tools to succeed.

This select, small cohort of rising college juniors will engage in dynamic academic workshops, experiential activities, networking opportunities, and a capstone project that fully utilizes the rich resources of Washington, D.C., the nation’s newest presidential library, and the famous estate of America’s first president. The program offers each student a generous stipend as well as campus housing, meals, activities, and all transportation to and from Washington, D.C.

Applications opened on October 15, 2014
Application review begins on December 15, 2014 on a rolling basis
The application deadline is February 1, 2015
The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program runs from June 8 – July 15, 2015

For more info and application:

Please email

Apply for the Udall Scholarship! For Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment. The Udall provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up; U.S. citizen; demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury—nomination deadline is January 23, 2015. Visit the Udall Foundation website for more information. Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory Klyza ( or Dean Lisa Gates (

Attention first-year students and sophomores–here’s a Fulbright opportunity for you! The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Applications due in February or March 2015!


William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is a 10-month leadership fellowship that pairs a select number of young professionals with credible NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 34 and completed an undergraduate degree. AIF provides a round trip ticket to India, insurance coverage, and a monthly stipend to each Fellow. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2015. US citizens, permanent residents and Indian citizens eligible to apply. Check it out!

Applications for Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)  are due by 8pm EST!

Nomination applications are due by 5pm for the following:

Beinecke  (juniors only, graduate school funding in arts, humanities and social sciences) go/beinecke
Goldwater (sophomores and juniors; science and math, undergraduate award) go/goldwater
St Andrews (seniors; graduate study in Scotland) go/standrews
Truman (juniors, graduate school funding, working in areas of public good) go/truman

Check out the go links to see if you’re eligible and how to apply! Questions? Email .

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 these, but we’re happy to talk with you about your interest and application–just let us know!

Pickering Graduate Fellowship: Provides up to $75,000 for two-year graduate program in area relevant to foreign service.  Deadline: January 16, 2015.

Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship : Provides up to $90,000 for two-year graduate program in relevant area and summer internships.  Deadline: January 20, 2015.

Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program: Provides up to $70,000 for two-year graduate program in relevant areas, domestic and overseas internships, and mentoring. Deadline: January 14, 2015.


This is a reminder that CLS Program’s third and final webinar will be held TODAY – Friday, October 17th at 3pm EST.  This webinar will provide information about the CLS Program, offer tips for a successful application and give ample time for Q&A. This webinar will focus heavily on application tips and will go into this topic in depth. Students applying to CLS should attend–No RSVP needed.
Here is a link to access the webinar (on Friday)
If you missed our last two webinars and would like to view them, please find the links the recorded webinars below:
Recording of Webinar #1 (Oct 2nd):
Recording of Webinar #2 (Oct 8th):
Also, the CLS application deadline is now LESS than 1 month away!!!! (November 12th at 8pm EST).

Applications for the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw are now open. Middlebury participants have found this to be a fabulous educational experience.

Humanity in Action invites applications from college students and recent graduates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible. We encourage students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds to apply.

The 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship will run from May 25-June 28, 2015. The deadline to apply for this program is January 8, 2015. For more information, see

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will be hosting 3 webinars this fall. Each webinar will give an overview of the CLS Program but also dive into a specific topic related to the program.
CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and it is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. CLS is a fully funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States.
You can learn more about CLS by visiting the program website ( or by attending one of the webinars. The webinars are open to students, faculty, staff and administrators!
Webinar #1
Date & Time: Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.
Topic: This webinar will provide an overview of the CLS Program and its benefits, the application process, and how institutions can recruit and support students studying critical languages on their campuses (particularly underrepresented students in study abroad).
Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event):
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Bartfeld at
Webinar #2
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 8th 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.
Topic: This webinar will focus on possible obstacles that community college students face when thinking about studying abroad and challenges these students may encounter while on program (as well as the support they will receive from CLS staff before and during the program).
Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event):
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Bartfeld at
Webinar #3
Date & Time: Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.
Topic: This webinar will provide information about the CLS Program, offer tips for a successful application and give ample time for Q&A. This webinar will focus heavily on application tips and will go into this topic in depth.
Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event):
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Bartfeld at
For questions and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Bartfeld by email at:  (preferred method) or by phone at: 202-833-7522

Application deadline for CLS this year is  Wed, Nov 12!

Join Susan Sharp from the Boren Scholarship program for lunch in the LaForce Seminar Room and learn about this scholarship! Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Sophomores considering studying abroad next year and seniors thinking of post-graduation international study, and any other interested students, are welcome to attend this meeting. Questions? Contact Stacey Thebodo at .

NOTE: Please pick up your lunch in Ross (and bring it with you to the meeting) BEFORE 12:15 in order to be at the meeting for a 12:15 start.

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