George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Purpose:  The Mitchell Scholars 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. 

Funding: The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend for post-graduate study in Ireland.

Eligibility: Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service

Candidates are required to provide five letters of reference, proof of US citizenship (passport/birth certificate), academic transcripts, completed online application, and a carefully-considered, well-written 1000-word personal essay.

In addition, those candidates who are full-time students at the time of application (all full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional students are considered enrolled) must obtain an institutional endorsement; three of the five letters of reference must come from persons with whom the candidate has done academic work (courses or research)

For more information, visit the Mitchell website, or contact Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, x4300/mryanvanzee, Laird 131.

June 5, 2015 (5 PM):  Intent to Apply Form deadline

Candidates who file an intent-to-apply form will be informed shortly after June 5, 2015, of the intermediate steps and process between June and the October 1, 2015 Mitchell deadline.