George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 30, 2018

Open to: Seniors and recent graduates who have not yet started a grad program
Award Type: Academic; leadership; service; interest in cultural exchange
Area(s) of study: All fields
Award criteria: academic achievement; leadership; service; interest in cultural exchange
Award provides: Funding for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland.
Open to international students: No

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be at least 18 but not yet 30

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

Students of exceptional talent and intellectual distinction who have already been honored through other awards or recognitions will make the strongest applicants. Successful candidates are selected not only for outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and leadership in their intended career field. For more information, visit|%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html.

Application Components:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • 4 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

For more information and to register your interest in the Mitchell Scholarship, complete the NS&FP Postgraduate Programs Interest Form.

You can also make an appointment with a National Scholarships and Fellowships Program advisor. We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application. Applicants may not apply directly, but must secure institutional nomination through our office.