Majoring in Business

Discover the Mitchell Scholars Program at the University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama recognizes that higher education is not readily available to all, which is why we believe it is essential to offer scholarships and other aid that can relieve the financial burden of college costs. One such opportunity is the Mitchell Scholars Program, which offers an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime scholarship opportunity to our motivated, outstanding undergraduate students in the Mitchell College of Business.

Students who are selected for this prestigious award receive a four-year $50,000 scholarship (as well as a laptop computer). They also will be assigned a faculty member as a professional mentor and will participate in leadership and teamwork development activities. International immersion experiences are held annually for our scholars, and a business internship or other experiential learning activity is required. We offer priority registration to our Mitchell Scholar students so they can maintain progress to their goals. Upon graduation, our Mitchell Scholars stand out as exceptional candidates for graduate school or the workforce. 


Hear what past Mitchell Scholars have said about this unique opportunity:

“I distinctly remember the feeling I felt when I was notified that I had been chosen as a Mitchell Scholar. It was the feeling of immense gratitude and relief mixed with a hint of pride. I was very grateful and relieved because I would now have the opportunity to focus solely on developing myself to be the best student, leader, and person possible without the constant stress of paying an overwhelming amount of debt.”


The Mitchell Scholarship has blessed me with the opportunity to work closely with professionals who can help me achieve my goal of being a successful businesswoman. It also has provided me with the support to be a first-generation college student and make my family proud.”


Requirements for consideration for the Mitchell Scholars Program:

  • Minimum 29 ACT Composite (or comparable SAT scores)

  • Minimum 3.5 high school G.P.A. (as computed by the University of South Alabama)

  • Declaration of Business major


To apply for consideration for the Mitchell Scholars Program:

  • 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 by December 1. 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.

  • If selected for consideration, you will need to participate in an interview.


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

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.)


Are you interested in becoming a Mitchell Scholar? Schedule a campus tour to learn more about the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama. 


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