George J. Mitchell Scholarship


The Mitchell Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens interested in post-graduate study in Ireland. Because a very strong academic record is required for consideration for the Mitchell Scholarship, Carleton is unable to nominate students or recent graduates whose GPA is lower than 3.7.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on May 2, 2017: Information meeting in Leighton 236

(Extended to) 12 noon on June 30, 2017:  Intent to Apply Form due 


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. 


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

Application Process

On-campus deadlines are before fall term begins, therefore prospective applicants must complete and submit the  Mitchell Scholarship Intent to Apply Form form by 12 noon on Friday, June 30, 2017. 

Applicants will be contacted shortly thereafter with further information about the process.

Application Materials

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)

Selection Criteria

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


Contact Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, x4300/mryanvanzee, Laird 131.

Official Website

Mitchell Scholarship