[lg policy] Middlebury College and Monterey Institute: New Program to Provide Language Scholarships for Up to 50 Incoming Students Each Year

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 22 14:45:33 UTC 2010

New Program to Provide Language Scholarships for Up to 50 Incoming
Students Each Year

September 20, 2010

Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies
have announced a new three-year scholarship program designed to
strengthen the linguistic competency of incoming Monterey Institute

The Betty and David Jones Language Scholarships, named in honor of two
of Middlebury and Monterey’s most engaged and generous benefactors,
will offer up to 50 scholarships each year in seven languages —
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish — at
the Middlebury College Language Schools, at the Monterey Institute
Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP), or in Monterey’s Intensive
English Program. The program will award the scholarships to highly
qualified applicants to the Monterey Institute to help these students
enhance their language skills prior to enrolling in graduate programs
at Monterey.

A range of scholarships will be available, from full tuition for
students who attend the SILP or English Program at the Monterey
Institute, to full tuition, room, and board for those who enroll in
the Middlebury Language Schools. “It’s not surprising that Betty and
David, two of our most creative donors, have provided an innovative
way to improve access to Monterey’s programs,” said Middlebury
President Ronald D. Liebowitz. “They were among the earliest
supporters of the Middlebury-Monterey partnership, and we thank them
for making this new scholarship program possible through their
consistent philanthropy.”

“Betty and David have always viewed language study as a cornerstone of
greater cultural and international understanding,” added Monterey
Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy. “We know this cause is near and
dear to their hearts, and are excited that these new scholarships will
help a significant number of future Monterey Institute students.”
Betty Jones, an alumna of Middlebury’s School of French, served on the
Middlebury board of trustees for 15 years and is now a trustee
emerita. She and her husband David Jones, a member of the Monterey
Institute board of governors, have been strong supporters of
collaborative efforts between the two institutions since they first
contemplated an affiliation in 2005.

The Betty and David Jones Language Scholarships complement the Kathryn
Davis Fellowships for Peace, another initiative designed to support
the aspirations of future Monterey Institute students through a
program of scholarships supporting attendance at Middlebury’s Language
Schools. On July 1, 2010, the Monterey Institute became a graduate
school of Middlebury College. The resulting partnership brought
together two institutions with renowned undergraduate and graduate
programs in language learning and teaching, international policy, and
environmental policy. The Betty and David Jones Language Scholarships
illustrate how the institutions’ combined resources complement one
another and create new educational opportunities for students at both

Additional details and application materials for the Betty and David
Jones Language Scholarships will be forthcoming on the Monterey
Institute’s Web site in the weeks ahead.

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