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Natalie Campbell is First UT Student to Win Prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

Natalie Campbell, Student Government Association president, remarks on behalf of the students during the investiture ceremony for Chancellor Donde Plowman inside the Student Union Auditorium on November 6, 2019. Photo by Steven Bridges/University of Tennessee

Natalie Campbell, Student Government Association president, remarks on behalf of the students during the investiture ceremony for Chancellor Donde Plowman inside the Student Union Auditorium on November 6, 2019. Photo by Steven Bridges/University of Tennessee

Natalie Campbell, a senior at UT, who serves as student body president and has earned accolades for her work advocating alongside people with disabilities, has been selected for a Mitchell Scholarship, one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards in the country.

She is the first UT student to be named a Mitchell Scholar and one of only 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2021, having been chosen in a highly rigorous national selection process that culminated in interviews in Washington, DC, over the weekend.

Mitchell Scholars are awarded a year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. As a Mitchell Scholar, Campbell will pursue a master’s degree in inclusion and special educational needs at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Continue reading about Campbell’s scholarship at news.utk.edu.