Kress Fellowships for Language Study for Graduate Students in European Art History and Art Conservation, USA

Publish Date: Feb 15, 2016

Deadline: Mar 02, 2016

Kress Fellowships for Language Study in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish for Graduate Students in European Art History and Art Conservation

Middlebury College is pleased to announce the Kress Fellowships for language study, made possible by a generous gift from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Five fellowships are offered in summer 2016 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 requisite 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. They are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals. Applicants need not be American citizens.

Kress Fellowships will be awarded on a 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. See the application instructions for full details.

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".

3. Fill in your current occupation.

4. Upload a current resume or CV.

5. 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.

6. Click Submit!

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