UT Co-Op George H. Mitchell Award
Student Awards for Academic Excellence
In Spring 2023 the University of Texas at Austin, with the generous support of the University Co-op, will recognize up to five undergraduate students for superior scholarly or creative achievement. Four recipients will receive awards of $5,000 each and one will receive the top prize of $7,000.
The Mitchell Awards Selection Committee consists of university faculty members who choose the recipients.
- UT Honors Twelve Undergraduates for Academic Excellence (June 14, 2022)
March 21, 2023
Applicants must be either a junior or senior currently enrolled at UT or have received their undergraduate degree in December 2022. Submitted work should be finished or close to finished (e.g. a complete draft of a thesis or research paper). Previous Mitchell Awards recipients are eligible only if the submitted work is a completely different project. Both the student application with all its supporting materials and the faculty recommendation form must be received by the deadline for the application to be considered.
The following materials must be uploaded via Interfolio:
- The student project (paper, thesis, publication, video, artwork, etc.) in a single digital file. If the project is a video, provide a YouTube or Vimeo link in a Word or PDF document briefly describing your project and referencing your link.
- Mitchell Video Prompt (90 second video introducing yourself and your project)
- A one to two page CV or resume highlighting activities and achievements during your years of study at UT.
- A scanned copy of your academic summary available through the Texas One Stop at no cost.
- The UT Co-op George H. Mitchell Student Statement is to be completed in Interfolio.
- The faculty recommendation form. Please do not request a recommendation letter via Interfolio.
- The Official UT Austin Applicant Screening Questions and UT Austin Applicant Source forms will be completed in Interfolio. Although these forms are primarily used for university-wide faculty recruitment, they must be completed to finalize your application.
All of the above materials must be uploaded and your application submitted no later than March 21, 2023 11:59 p.m. CST.
Frequently Asked Questions:
May I submit more than one project?
Students may submit only one project per year of applying for the Co-op/Mitchell award.
May I co-submit a project with another student?
Yes, co-submissions are accepted. Only one student should submit the application on behalf of the team. Only one letter of recommendation should be submitted for the team.
May I submit a project that involves research/activities not completed at UT?
Yes, as long as the work was completed while you were a UT student. A letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member is still required.
May I submit more than one letter of recommendation?
No, only one letter of recommendation should be submitted per application. In the event that more than one faculty member supervised your work, they may co-write a letter of recommendation.
2022 Award Recipients
Major: Astronomy and Physics
Category: Grand Prize, STEM
Winning Project: Efficiently Imaging Accreting Protoplanets from Space: Reference Star Differential Imaging of the PDS 70 Planetary System Using the HST/WFC3 Archival PSF Library
Major: Theatre & Dance and Radio-Television-Film
Category: Grand Prize, Artistic/Creative
Winning Project: The Missing Elements of Theatrical Representation of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Major: Computer Science and Mathematics
Winning Project: A Simulator for Low-Energy, High-Speed RSFQ Circuits
Major: Classical Languages and Linguistics
Winning Project: Metri Causa: Rhythmic Well-Formedness in Latin Elegy
Major: Biology, Honors
Category: Social Sciences
Winning Project: Mental Health Diagnoses in Hospitalized Adults with Congenital Heart Disease in the State of Texas: A 10-year Review
Alex Cao and Caleb Zhang
Major: Finance and Textiles & Apparel
Plan II, Business Honors and Marketing
Winning Project: Corporate Cannibal
2022 George H. Mitchell Award – Special Recognition
Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Rapid Macrovoid Characterization in Membranes Prepared via Nonsolvent-induced Phase Separation: A Comparison Between 2D and 3D techniques
Major: English, Departmental Honors
Project: On Reading Woolf, On Reading Illness: Situating Disability in Modernism
Category: Social Sciences
Project: Minority Stress Digital Dating Abuse Among Gay and Bisexual Men
Macaella Gray and Zoe Roden
Major: Art History
Humanities and Art History
Project: Connective Tissues: Printed & Published
2022 George H. Mitchell Semi-Finalists
Allison Uebele, STEM
Morgan Jeitler, Humanities
Rane Prak, Humanities
Candice Ma, Social Sciences
Tien Nguyen, Social Sciences
Lily Dayanim, Artistic/Creative
Leonardo Di Bonaventura Altuve
|2020||$2,500||Zoe de Beurs||STEM|
|2020||$2,500||Ishaana Talesara||Social Sciences|
|2019||$12,000||Ariel Rebekah Barr||STEM|
|2019||$5,000||Scott Spivey||Social Sciences|
|2018||$5,000||James Ding||Social Sciences|
|2017||$2,500||Gabrielle McRoberts||Social Sciences|
|2016||$3,000||Lillian Leone||Social Sciences|
|2016||$3,000||Shelby Walford||Sciences or Technology|
|2016||$3,000||Aydin Zahedivash||Sciences or Technology|
|2016||$2,000||Mohnish Gandhi||Social Sciences|
|2016||$2,000||Jaclyn Kachelmeyer||Social Sciences|
|2015||$10,000||Victoria Arnold||Sciences or Technology|
|2015||$3,000||Noor Momin||Sciences or Technology|
|2015||$3,000||Thales Smith||Artistic/Creative Project or Performance|
|2015||$2,000||Nikita Klimovich||Sciences or Technology|
|2015||$2,000||Nalin Ratnayeke||Sciences or Technology|
|2014||$3,000||Lindsay Mulford||Social Sciences|
|2013||$12,500||Victor Vu||Science and Technology|
|2013||$12,500||Katherine Noble||Artistic and Creative|
|2013||$5,000||Isaac Gomez||Artistic and Creative|
|2013||$5,000||Andrew Wortham||Social Sciences|
|2013||$2,000||Ashty Karim||Science and Technology|
|2013||$2,000||Leon Dean||Science and Technology|
The University of Texas at Austin is using an Interfolio product to collect award applications. Applicants to this position receive a Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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