First DIT Mitchell Scholar

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DIT will welcome its first Mitchell Scholar in September 2013. Ms Emily Fritze has been registered as a student on the MA in Higher Education in the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre, in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences and HEPRU.

She will undertake an internship with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) as part of her programme. Emily completed her BA in Political Science at the University of Arizona in 2011 and is currently working as an aide to the Under Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs in the White House US Department of Energy.

Called after Senator George Mitchell, the Mitchell Scholarship is a funding programme established between Ireland and the USA to allow American students to undertake one year of postgraduate studies in Ireland.

Each year, up to 12 Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are selected from a large number of applications. Each Scholar may choose to study in any discipline offered by the 11 participating institutions of higher education in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Emily chose the DIT MA in Higher Education and following detailed review by Dr Jen Harvey and Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, she has been offered a place on the MA in Higher Education programme for the next academic year.

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