Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about application requirements and guidelines for the Betty and David Jones Language Scholarship.

How do I apply for this scholarship?

You may apply to the Jones Language Scholarship by:

  1. Complete the application webform online for the Jones Language Scholarship by February 1, 2014.
  2. Submit a complete application to a Monterey Institute degree program. All application materials must be postmarked by February 1, 2014.
When is the deadline to apply?

 All application materials must be postmarked by February 1, 2014 to the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Applications to the Monterey Institute may be submitted online via the online application and supplemental material can be emailed to admit@miis.edu or mailed to:

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Office of Admissions
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA

Can international students apply for the Betty and David Jones Scholarship?

Yes. For students who will be using English as their language of study at Monterey Institute, please note that there is a TOEFL requirement for all non-native speakers of English. iBT TOEFL total score is 77-85 with no sub-score below 19 and the writing score (TWE) in the range of 20-23. These TOEFL requirements are not for students who have been admitted to one of our Translation and Interpretation programs. The minimum TOEFL requirements for the Translation and Interpretation programs are an overall score of 100 on the internet based exam with a writing score of 23 or higher and all other sub scores above 19.
Note: Non-native speakers of English who wish to study a language other than English or non-native English speakers applying to the Teaching a Foreign Language program must submit a higher TOEFL or IELTS score report and submit an official college/university transcript showing at least a year of recent successful language training in their proposed language of study to apply for the Betty and David Jones Scholarship.
TOEFL minimums: 620 (paper) 260 (computer) 105 (internet)
IELTS minimums: 7.5 overall score with no sub-score below 7.0 on the Academic module

Can I apply for this scholarship without applying to the degree program at Monterey Institute of International Studies?

No. Only students admitted for fall 2014 are eligible to be awarded this scholarship. As long as we have received all required documents for the application to the degree program, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. If you are not admitted to the degree program, you will automatically be removed from the scholarship consideration.

Can currently enrolled Monterey Institute students apply to the Betty and David Jones Scholarship?

No. Only new applicants to Monterey Institute degree programs may apply for the Betty and David Jones Language Scholarships. Current Monterey Institute students may apply directly to Middlebury Language Schools for the summer language programs.

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

Applicants should be notified approximately 4-6 weeks after the February 1 deadline.

Will I earn credit toward my Monterey Institute master’s degree by studying language at Middlebury, SILP, or EPGS?

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

What if I want to attend the Middlebury Language Schools, but am not selected as a Betty and David Jones Scholarship recipient?

Admission decisions about the Language School and the scholarship are made separately. If you are admitted to a Middlebury Language School, but not awarded the Betty and David Jones Scholarship, 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 at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/finaid/. 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 want to attend the Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP), English Preparation for Graduate Studies (EPGS), or English Preparation for Translation and Interpretation (EPTI) but am not selected as a Betty and David Jones Scholarship recipient?

You will need to submit a separate application to the SILP, EPGS, or EPTI program. Please see our language programs for more information on the application process for these programs.

With this scholarship, can I enroll in 2015 instead of 2014?

No. This scholarship is for the summer of 2014 at Middlebury Language Schools or Monterey Institute and starting at the Monterey Institute in a master’s program in fall 2014.

Does this scholarship cover full costs for the Language School at Middlebury?

It will cover tuition, room, and board. Students are responsible for their own travel and personal expenses.

Does this scholarship cover full costs for the summer program at Monterey Institute?

It will only cover tuition. Students are responsible for their travel, room, board and personal expenses.

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. Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed their deposit upon registration for their summer classes at Middlebury.

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 the official scholarship award letter. The Monterey Institute requires a $750 tuition deposit to hold a place in a degree program and will be due after applicants are notified of their scholarship status. These scholarships are competitive and selective.

What if I am admitted to the Monterey Institute but am not selected as a Betty and David Jones scholarship 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. Our Admissions staff can help you with solutions. Email questions to enroll@miis.edu.