The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Mitchell Scholarship Internal Application Instructions

This award requires that undergraduate applicants receive an endorsement from their college in order to submit a final application. Use the process below for to apply for this endorsement. This process is only for current students. The Mitchell Scholarship does not allow alumni to apply through their alma mater, but requires them instead to apply at large. CLBR is still available to help you with your application though.

Internal Application Deadline

August 31st, 2022 at 12:00 PM noon, Pacific Time

Application Steps

Please attach your application documents to an email and submit to by the internal application deadline.

Application documents include:

  • Resume listing principal activities, offices and honors in college, with dates and details (no more than two pages); including awards, commendations, athletic interests, offices held and work performed for Reed and other organizations.

  • Personal statement (1000 words maximum). The personal statement or essay is your opportunity to share your personality and passion(s) with the selection committee. It must address why you want to be a Mitchell Scholar, and why studying in Ireland and/or Northern Ireland makes sense for your future goals. You may receive strategic guidance from an advisor/mentor on your essay, but line-by-line editing is not allowed. Review the guidance for the personal statement on the Mitchell website.

  • Your top three university choices and field of study options if you are selected, including the degree sought and the names of the programs (details about your options are on the Mitchell website).

  • A copy of your Reed transcript.

Internal Letters of Recommendation

Two internal letters of recommendation from faculty need to be sent via email to by the internal application deadline.

Please note: Four total letters of recommendation will be required for the external application.


You will need to complete this online waiver form as the final step in submitting your internal application.

Waiver Form

Applicants submitting application materials electronically by email will generally receive a confirmation within twenty-four hours. If you do not receive a confirmation during this time, please follow up with the Center for Life Beyond Reed at to ensure that the application was successfully submitted.

Next Steps

You should hear back within a week whether or not you've been selected for an endorsement by the committee and Reed College.

If you are endorsed, you will need to begin work on the online application from the Mitchell Scholarship website. A member of the fellowships & awards committee will need to meet with you to get context for the endorsement letter that will be included with your application. You'll need to add your recommenders to your online application and reach out to them to let them know you've been endorsed by Reed.

Soon after you submit your final application, you'll be sent instructions on how to complete and record a video interview as a required part of the application.

Semi-final interviews are held on Zoom and are usually held the last week of October. Twenty finalists will then be notified that they will interviewed, again via Zoom, before their final selection committee on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

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