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The Mitchell Scholars

Discover the Mitchell Scholars Program 

The Mitchell Scholars Program, an exclusive opportunity for elite business students, offers a pathway to their full potential through faculty mentorship and a four-year $50,000 to $70,000 (depending on ACT score) scholarship that includes a laptop computer. Scholars will embark on challenging programs while cultivating stewardship and civic responsibility.

The Mitchell Scholars Program is not just about academic excellence but also about broadening horizons. The program offers a one-time, $2,000 study abroad scholarship. This unique opportunity allows scholars to immerse themselves in different cultures, gaining a global perspective that will set them apart in the business world.

Upon completion, Mitchell Scholars emerge as exceptional candidates for the workforce or graduate school, equipped with the skills and experiences that set them apart. Our scholars are not just encouraged, but also well-prepared to apply for prestigious national and international scholarships, such as Rhodes, further enhancing their career prospects.

As Mitchell Scholars, students have the unique opportunity to participate in faculty research projects. This culminates in an honors research thesis and the creation of a peer-reviewed publication or creative work. Scholar students are also given priority registration, ensuring they can maintain progress toward their academic and career goals.


Enrichment Opportunities Mitchell Scholars includes:

  • Leadership and teamwork development activities
  • Assignment of a professional mentor to all Scholars
  • Invitations to attend citizenship and leadership enrichment activities
  • Annual international immersion experiences
  • Requirement to complete a business internship or other experiential learning activity
  • Participation in service-learning opportunities


Qualifications and Application

▼   Qualifications for Consideration
  • Minimum 29 ACT Composite (or comparable SAT scores)
  • Minimum 3.5 high school grade-point average (as computed by the University of South Alabama)
  • Business major
▼   Application Process
  • Application deadline is December 1.
  • Complete an admissions application for the University of South Alabama, and submit it to the Office of Admissions with the $35 non-refundable processing fee.
  • Students must indicate on the application that they wish to major in the Mitchell College of Business.
  • Request your school counselor to mail an official copy of your high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  • Request your official ACT or SAT results to be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
  • Participate in an interview (if selected for final consideration).

* Students who meet the minimum qualification listed above and who have been admitted to the University by December 1 of the senior year of high school will be automatically considered for the Mitchell Scholarship Program.

▼   Qualifications to Maintain Status as a Mitchell Scholar
  • Maintain standing as a business major.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours each academic year.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 after the freshman year, 3.25 after the sophomore year, and 3.5 after the junior year. Apply for national scholarship programs (e.g. Fulbright, Rhodes, Eisenhower, etc.)



For more information about this program, contact:

Dr. Michael Capella, Dean
Mitchell College of Business