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Announcements : The George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Announcement: The George J. Mitchell Scholarship


The George J. Mitchell Scholarship: National competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance for scholars ages 18-30 interested in conducting a one year, postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria:
  • scholarship,
  • leadership, and
  • a sustained commitment to community and public service.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

The current cycle is for the Class of '15 (2014-2015) for study to begin in autumn 2014. The online application will open soon.

Key Dates

Mitchell Scholar Class of 2015 Application Opens: Spring 2013

Mitchell Scholar Class of 2015 Application Deadline (for study in Ireland during the 2014-2015 academic year): October 1, 2013

Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews: Week of October 28, 2013

Finalist Weekend: November 22 & 23, 2013

Mitchell Scholar Selection Announcement: November 24, 2013