Alumna Bessie Young Awarded Mitchell Scholarship to Study Photography and Aging

Submitted on Monday, 11/21/2011, at 11:23 AM

November 21, 2011

Amherst College alumna Bessie Young has been selected as one of 12 recipients nationwide of the 2012-2013 George J. Mitchell Scholarship, the US-Ireland Alliance has announced. A 2011 graduate of Amherst and the college’s first-ever winner of a Mitchell, Young was chosen from 300 applicants for the award, which funds one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.