I’ve heard of Middlebury because of their esteemed Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference but other than that, I wasn’t familiar with it. After a quick little Google search, I found that it sounds amazing. Only 2450 undergrad students – about the size of my daughter’s middle school – the student to faculty ratio is 9:1. Located in VT, they’re known for their language and international studies and is considered a top tier liberal arts college.
If this sounds like it could be a good fit for your student, Discover Middlebury is a great chance for them to go out to Vermont and experience the college. It’s their annual multicultural open house which will be held on October 18-20, 2015.*The application deadline is Friday August 14, 2015. If your child will still be on summer break, I would suggest asking the school for unofficial transcripts now. Go here to apply.
There are only 75 slots available.The all-expense paid weekend is competitive with priority given to strong students who might not otherwise have a chance to visit campus.They are looking for students who are intellectually motivated and would like to explore the pursuit of higher education at a small liberal arts and sciences college.
Meals and lodging will be provided free of charge by Middlebury College for all participants, and transportation will also be provided for students who will be financial aid applicants. Modes of transportation will vary depending on where a student is traveling from and may be by plane, train or bus.
The visit is open to seniors from traditionally under-represented groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and American Indian students; students (regardless of ethnicity) with demonstrated financial hardship; and students who are first in their families to pursue a four-year college education. Unfortunately, international students or those living outside of the country cannot participate in this program.
Students are responsible for completing the application, including unofficial copies of high school transcript including grades 9 – 11, standardized test scores, and a brief statement to the Admissions Office. The statement (approx. one page) should address why they would like to participate in Middlebury’s multicultural weekend and what they hope to get out of their future college experience.