Frequently Asked Questions

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace:
Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

What are the dates for the summer programs?

Please see the Middlebury Language Schools website as program dates for summer 2014 vary by language.

How do I apply for this fellowship?

Applicants must apply directly to Middlebury Language Schools by following the instructions on the website

When is the deadline to apply?

Application materials must be postmarked by January 14, 2014, and received by January 21, 2014. Please be sure to follow detailed instructions on the website and submit questions and materials to: 

Middlebury Language Schools

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5510
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

languages@middlebury.edu

When will I know if I have been accepted to both programs?

Applicants should be notified of admission to Monterey Institute degree programs approximately 4-6 weeks after the deadline. Middlebury Language Schools award decisions will be announced on March 8, 2014.

Can international students apply for the Kathryn Davis Fellowship?

Yes, we encourage international students to apply to our master's degree programs as well as the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.

Can currently enrolled Monterey Institute students apply to the Kathryn Davis Fellowship?

Yes. Current Monterey Institute students may apply directly to Middlebury Language Schools for the summer language programs.

What if I want to attend the Middlebury Language Schools, but am not selected as a Fellowship for Peace recipient?

Admission decisions about the Language School and the fellowship are made separately. If you are admitted to a Middlebury Language School, but not a Fellowship for Peace, you may still attend the Language School. If you are interested in receiving financial aid consideration for the Language School you must fill out a separate financial aid application. Financial aid for the Language School is dispersed on a first-come-first-served basis and students should apply early for full consideration. 

What if I am admitted to MIIS but am not selected as a Fellowship recipient?

You may still enroll at the Monterey Institute as long as you meet the language component of the admission requirements prior to starting your first semester of language study at the Monterey Institute. Our Admissions staff can help you with solutions, including attending the Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Program.

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Will I earn credit toward my Monterey Institute master’s by studying language at Middlebury?

Generally no. Most students will be studying a language in order to meet the Monterey Institute’s prerequisite requirements for admission.

When do I have to pay my deposits to Middlebury and the Monterey Institute?

A tuition deposit will be due to Middlebury within 2 weeks of accepting the Fellowship. The Monterey Institute requires a $750 tuition deposit to hold a place in a master’s program and will be due after applicants are notified of their scholarship status.

Why do I have to pay a tuition deposit to Middlebury if my expenses will be paid?

Middlebury’s language programs are competitive and selective. They need to be sure you plan to enroll or they will give the slot to another deserving candidate. Fellowship recipients will be reimbursed their deposit upon registration for their summer classes at Middlebury.