Find out more about graduate school and fellowships opportunities in the US, China and UK at these upcoming info sessions, where Middlebury Alumni will talk about their experiences. Learn more at

Truman Scholars Talk with Maddie Orcutt ’16 and Kate Hamilton ‘15.5
Mon. Oct. 19, 2020 at 4:00-5:00pm (Online)

Sign up to join Maddie Orcutt ’16 and Kate Hamilton ‘15.5 for a session about their experiences as Truman Scholars. The session will be recorded if you are unable to join. More information about the Truman Scholarship and how to apply can be found at

Yenching Scholarship for Grad School in China Info Session
Mon. Nov. 2, 2020 at 8:00-9:00pm (Online)

Sign up to learn about the Yenching Scholars Program! Join Dr. Brent Haas, Director of Admissions, to learn more about the interdisciplinary Master’s program in China Studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. This specially designed, English-taught degree program aims to push the study of China beyond the boundaries of traditionally defined Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. All Yenching Scholars receive a full fellowship that covers tuition, one round-trip journey to Beijing, basic insurance, and living costs. Each year the Yenching Academy admits 120 scholars from 40+ countries and regions. In addition to coursework, scholars participate in field studies and self-designed research trips, taking advantage of opportunities to customize and maximize their experiences in Beijing, and within China’s leading university. See more information at

UK Graduate Study and Fellowships Info Session with Marshall Scholar Hasher Nisar ‘16.5
Thu. Nov. 12, 2020 at 4:00-5:00pm (online)

Sign up to join Dean Lisa Gates and Marshall Scholar Hasher Nisar ’16.5 to learn more about graduate study in the UK and application processes for the Marshall, Rhodes, Mitchell, Fulbright UK, Churchill and Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Hasher Nisar will share his experiences as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, where he completed a degree in Islamic Studies and History. Hasher was a Political Science major and Religion minor at Middlebury. He is also a Truman Scholar and Senior Fellow for Humanity in Action. Learn about how to research graduate programs across disciplines, understand the fellowship application processes and timeframes, including institutional nomination. This session is useful for students contemplating Fall ’21 applications and those just exploring!

For students interested in applying to the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) for summer 2021, check out the resources below. Application deadline is Nov. 17, 2020 at 8pm EST.

Applications for the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship 2021 program are now being accepted. See .The FAIT Fellowship, funded by the United States Department of State, provides undergraduate and graduate students in IT-related fields with tuition assistance, as well as mentorship and professional development, to launch their careers in the Foreign Service as Information Management Specialists.

To learn more, register for the webinar, Applying for the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship: Benefits, Eligibility and Tips, on Thursday September 24, 2-3 p.m. EDT.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from the Department of State and TWC. You’ll get a chance to ask your questions live during the webinar. If you aren’t able to attend live, this webinar will be recorded and provided on-demand.

The application for 2021 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is now open and due on November 15, 2020. The application can be found online at

The PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students to pursue Masters’ or joint degrees, 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.

Each year, 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.

Once a student has completed their JSI, they join an alumni network of leaders. In addition to the opportunities that this network provides for mentoring and career development, our alumni network has the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in our Graduate School Consortium.

Learn more about the program and application:

JSI Overview and Host Sites
JSI Eligibility and Benefits
Application Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for our fellowships for the 2021/2022 academic year are now open at Deadline is December 30, 2020. See for more information!

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation has awarded over $20 million in grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and young/mid-career professionals to fund an academic year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia.

Superior candidates pursuing careers which will involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language, in fields such as academia, STEM, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social and NGO work, and government service, are encouraged to apply.

Blakemore Freeman Fellows receive a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs such as:

● Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University● International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University
● Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama
● Seoul National University, Sogang University and other language programs in South Korea

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are also available for advanced language study in:
● Thailand     ● Vietnam     ● Indonesia     ● Cambodia     ● Myanmar

keep looking »