Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Teach for America Partnership

Alumni of Teach for America programs are eligible for preferential consideration for a MIIS Merit Scholarship.


The Institute and Teach for America are partnering to provide scholarships to qualified alumni. Students who demonstrate their commitment to service through Teach for America programs are recognized and valued through this partnership with the Institute. Learn more about the degree programs offered by the Institute.


Teach for America alumni qualify for the scholarship if they meet certain eligibility criteria:

  1. Teach for America alumni must meet the requirements for admission to the Institute degree programs.
  2. Applicants are required to have completed their Teach for America service by the time of enrollment, though they may be currently serving during the time of application.

Application Process

MIIS Merit Scholarships are available to Teach for America alumni as a result of a partnership between the Institute and Teach for America. To apply and receive preferential consideration:

  1. Submit your completed application for admission to a degree program plus all support documents including transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose by the priority scholarship deadline. For Fall semester there are three rounds of scholarship selection: December 1, February 1, and March 1. For Spring semester the priority deadline is October 1. Apply online by one of our scholarship deadlines.
  2. Please also submit a separate written statement (100-200 words) to enroll@miis.edu that includes the following: Organization or school where you taught (including location)
    Dates of service
    Short description of what you did in that position 

To learn more about the Teach for America programs, visit their website.