Students should fill out the form found on the Apply for Funding page and submit it. Your application will be reviewed, and if your project is selected for MiddSTART, you will work with Michael Dola to post the project
All current Middlebury students are eligible to apply for MiddSTART funding.
Registered student organizations that are eligible for funding through the SGA Finance Committee may not apply for MiddSTART funding. If your organization is not eligible for SGA funding, you may apply to MiddSTART.
To be considered, projects must be initiated, designed, and carried out by students. Projects cannot be submitted for academic credit. Projects will be judged on their creativity and innovativeness, the individual or team’s organization and commitment, and the effectiveness of their plan. In addition, students are required to provide regular updates on their progress to donors; applicants will also be judged on their plan for this.
MiddSTART applications are considered on a rolling basis. We recommend submitting your proposal several months before you need funding, as the number of projects that can be displayed at any time is limited and once your project is on the site, it can take time for it to be fully funded.
Each project will be displayed for no more than a semester. Once projects are funded, they will be archived on the site, so donors can see the outcome of their gifts and be inspired to continue supporting students.
The current limit for student projects is $2,000 per project. However, we like to have projects of varying sizes on the site and smaller projects are easier to fund.
Once your project is funded, the money will be released to the Project on Creativity and Innovation. You and your team should will meet with Michael Dola to discuss next steps, which will include a plan for communicating with the donors to your project.
If the smaller amount will enable you to complete your project or a significant part of it, you will receive the funding. If that is not possible, the money will go to support the Project on Creativity and Innovation to support other similar initiatives.
Yes. All gifts received within the current fiscal year (July 1–June 30) count toward these goals.
Students will be adding content regularly to this site or to their project sites. Each time they add content, they will note it in the comments section below the project information. You can check back any time for updates on any project.
A MiddSTART scholarship is a great way for alumni to come together to enable a student to attend Middlebury. The minimum amount for a scholarship to be funded is $10,000. If you reach that goal, your scholarship will be assigned to a specific student and you will receive information about that student. If you do not reach that goal, the money contributed will be directed to general financial aid. Class agents, reunion volunteers, or groups of friends can apply to create a MiddSTART scholarship.
The money donated will be directed to general financial aid.
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