Joseph M. Mitchell Scholarship
Application and Nomination Process

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Applications should address the eligibility criteria below. When a student is submitting an application, nomination by faculty, staff, fellow student, employer, alumnus, or other friend of the University is encouraged but not required.

A student who is nominated is not required to submit a separate application. However, we highly encourage students to submit an application. Up to three finalists may be invited to meet with the Scholarship Award Committee. Questions may be addressed to Mr. Dai-An Tran at (301) 314-0416 or via email at

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship award, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered degree-seeking student at the University of Maryland, College Park during the semester for which the award is made.
  • Have completed at least one full semester of enrollment at a college or university and/or be enrolled at the time of application.
  • Have personal or family circumstances that have affected the applicant’s experience at the University of Maryland and that have caused or contributed to a burden that may be remedied in whole or in part by the scholarship award.
  • Have at least one semester of study left at UMCP before receiving a degree.
  • Be able to apply the full amount of the award to tuition, living expenses or schooling expenses, such as textbooks or equipment, in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded and as can be disbursed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The recipient of each scholarship award also will be expected to:

  • Have a demonstrated record of service to people in his/her community(ies), whether past or present, and
  • 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.

Application Form          Nomination Form