Kress Fellowships For International Summer Language Schools, USA

Publish Date: Oct 04, 2016

Deadline: Nov 15, 2016


Middlebury College is pleased to announce the continuation of the Kress Fellowships for language study, made possible by a generous gift from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Five fellowships are offered in summer 2017 for art history graduate students and graduate students in art conservation to attend the Middlebury summer Language Schools in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

These fellowships are intended for graduate students in art history with a proposed focus on European Art History or graduate students studying art conservation. Preference will be given to graduate students who have recently been accepted or are currently enrolled in the corresponding program at a Ph.D.-granting institution in the United States. In exceptional cases, advanced undergraduates in Art History who are preparing for graduate study in the same field may also be considered.

Fellowships cover the comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools. Travel expenses and books are not included. Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals. Applicants need not be American citizens.

Kress Fellowships will be awarded on a highly competitive basis. Financial aid forms are not required for these awards, but students interested in attending the Language Schools have the option to apply for Middlebury College financial aid, awarded on a demonstrated-need basis, through the office of Student Financial Services.

Application Components

To apply for the Kress Fellowships, please submit:

A complete Language School application:

1. online application
2. $75 non-refundable application fee
3. letter(s) of recommendation
4. transcript(s),
5. and additional documents (if applicable)
Once the application is started, you will need to fill out the scholarship form through the "Application Tracker."
The Scholarship form includes
1. CV/Resume
2. Essay

Application Instructions

  1. Apply to the Middlebury Language Schools using the online application.
  2. Submit your recommendation(s) and transcript(s) to complete your application. The recommendation is online and the transcript can be mailed or sent electronically.
  3. Once you have applied, you will receive a link to your application tracker in an email. In your application tracker, click on "view details." A link in red/orange lettering at the top of the page will take you to the scholarship form. On the "scholarship" form, choose "Kress Fellowships".
  4. Fill in your current occupation.
  5. Upload a current resume or CV.
  6. Paste in the required essay: Please submit an essay (500-600 words) on the value of learning a language to further your graduate work. Preference will be given to those students who can demonstrate the urgent professional need for language learning based on experience and aspirations. The essay should illustrate why language skills will make an essential difference in research and scholarship in your field of European art history or art conservation.
  7. Click Submit!


Priority Deadline - November 15, 2016 - 7-8 Week Programs & Returning MA/DML Students - Notified by December 16, 2016

Merit Scholarship - December 15, 2016 - All Programs - Notified by February 1, 2017

1st Round - February 1, 2017 - 7-8 Week Programs & New MA & DML Students - Notified by March 15, 2017

2st Round - March 15, 2017 - All ProgramsNotifications 4-6 weeks after application completed

*All items (application, fee, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript(s), and any additional information requested) must be received by the deadline. We will continue to accept applications until the programs are full.

** Non-degree students (7-8 week programs) and new or returning MA students planning to study abroad and seeking need-based financial aid should apply as early as possible. Aid is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be awarded until it runs out. There is no guarantee that applying by the Priority deadline will ensure financial aid, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you finish the admissions application.

Grants /Financial Aid/

To be considered for a grant, you must have submitted a complete application to one of the Language Schools. Do not wait for an admissions decision from the Language Schools to submit your financial aid application. You should apply for financial aid as soon as possible, but please note that your financial information will not be reviewed until you have been accepted by one of the Language Schools.

You must also have submitted a Language Schools Financial Aid Application, including all other requested documentation. All financial aid is based on financial need, as determined by Student Financial Services.

Some facts to consider about financial aid:

  • It is important that you submit your complete financial aid application as soon as possible, because our funds are limited and do run out.
  • You do not need to be enrolled in a Middlebury College degree program to qualify for a grant.
  • All Language Schools students are eligible to apply. Financial aid grants and scholarships are open to international students and non-U.S. citizens.
  • All Middlebury financial aid is awarded in the form of grants. Private loans are available for students in non-degree programs.
  • Summer Language Schools students at all levels and Middlebury MA or DML candidates enrolled at one of Middlebury's Schools Abroad are eligible to receive grants.
  • Visiting U.S. and Canadian students should complete the Language School Financial Aid Application (visit Financial Aid Web page via original web page to access).
  • Middlebury undergraduates should complete the Summer Aid Request form (visit Financial Aid Web page via original web page to access).
  • International Students should complete the Middlebury International Financial Aid Application (visit Financial Aid Web page via original web page to access).


Middlebury offers a number of merit-based fellowships and scholarships for the summer Language Schools. Please refer to the links on the right-hand side of this page.

To be considered for a fellowship you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must have a complete application submitted to one of the eleven Language Schools.
  2. You must meet all additional application requirements (these vary by School; refer to the individual application instructions by visiting the original web page).

For more information please click on "Further official information" below.

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