Joseph M. Mitchell Scholarship

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship With great sorrow and a deep sense of loss, our Department observed the passing on July 5, 2005 of beloved colleague and friend Joe Mitchell, an Assistant Director of Resident Life. Joe's cancer had returned the previous fall.

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award was established in recognition of Joe's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance.

Award Information

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship is one-time award of up to $2,000, dispersed evenly over the fall and spring semesters, and is applied to tuition, living or schooling expenses at the University of Maryland, College Park. The scholarship may be awarded to one or more deserving students. All awards will be directly applied to student accounts. Students may apply and/or be nominated by other individuals.

Each recipient also will be expected to participate in service to the University of Maryland community during the semester for which the Scholarship Award is made through an action such as tutoring, mentoring a new student, speaking to a student audience or other similar activity agreed upon by the recipient and the Scholarship Award Committee.

Up to three finalists may be invited to meet with the Scholarship Award Committee. Decisions by the Scholarship Award Committee are final and will be made and communicated after the application deadline.

Questions about the application and award process may be addressed to Dai-An Tran,, or Michelle McCubbin,

Application and Nomination Process

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