Undergraduate Political Science Research Collaborator Awarded Mitchell Scholarship

Honors College student Owen Emerson was selected as one of only 12 students nationally (out of 350 applicants) to receive the U.S.-Ireland Alliance’s George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Owen is a double major in economics and music and a member of the University Fellows Experience, directed by Dr. Dana Patton. In 2022/23, Owen was Dr. Alessandro Del Ponte’s undergraduate research collaborator. In the spring of 2023, Owen presented a research poster on a vignette experiment with Dr. Del Ponte at the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, and in the fall, he applied to the George J. Mitchell Scholarship recommended by Dr. Del Ponte. Through the scholarship, Owen will pursue a fully funded master’s degree in music and media technologies at Trinity College Dublin.  Owen’s accomplishment was featured in Forbes and recognized by UA President Stuart R. Bell as well as by the College of Arts and Sciences.