MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP 2018 - PITT CAMPUS PROCESS

University of Pittsburgh Honors College
Mitchell Scholarship 2018 - Timeline  

 

BEGIN TODAY

  • Research different programs in Ireland that match your interests. Be prepared to discuss your program ideas at your first advising appointment with Judy Zang, Director of National Scholarships. For the 2018-2019 academic year, postgraduate study in Northern Ireland is not available.
  • Identify 4 recommendation writers.
  • Schedule an advising appointment with Judy or Ian Riggins to discuss programs, candidate profile, and recommendation letter writers (get on calendar now for all appointments).
  • Upload your CV or resume to your UHC Scholarship Profile (contact Shannon Mischler at sjm130@pitt.edu if you do not have a profile).
  • Read every page on the Mitchell website.
  • Network with faculty (if possible) and former students in your program of interest in Ireland.

 

MAY TO AUGUST

  • Work on application and essay drafts. The essay must be your own work; you cannot receive feedback on the essay from the national scholarships office, professors, mentors, or anyone else.
  • Send recommendation packet to your referees no later than July 15. Include a succinct program description, points in your profile they should address, unofficial transcripts, CV, etc. (please read Tips & Advice web page). Also include the UK Award Recommendation Letter Guidelines (you will receive these after you discuss your letter writers with an advisor).
  • Complete your supporting documents, application, short answers, and list of activities.
  • Meet with a national scholarships advisor to review your application components.
  • Order your transcripts from all universities attended.

 

AUGUST 15

  • Email complete application via attachments to Judy (jaz36@pitt.edu) and Ian (ipr5@pitt.edu). A campus endorsement committee will then review the materials under consideration for endorsement. We will ask your recommendation writers to send us drafts of their letters by this date as well. 
  • DO NOT CLICK “SUBMIT” ON THE APPLICATION! Once the application is submitted, it CANNOT be unsubmitted.

 

SEPTEMBER 15

  • FINAL APPLICATIONS DUE for all University-endorsed students (email ALL final materials to Judy and Ian).
  • DO NOT CLICK “SUBMIT” ON THE APPLICATION! Once the application is submitted, it CANNOT be unsubmitted.

 

BY SEPTEMBER 29

  • Submit your final application through the Mitchell online system. 

 

Director of National Scholarships, Judy Zang

412-624-3697; jaz36@pitt.edu

 

National Scholarships Advisor, Ian Riggins

412-624-3698; ipr5@pitt.edu