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Mitchell Scholarship

Early Decision Deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), March 15, 2024

Internal Deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), August 29, 2024

Open to: Seniors and alumni (up to age 30)
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
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: Yes, for graduating seniors. Applicants must apply through the National Scholarships and Fellowships Office. Alumni cannot receive endorsement.

Are you interested in opportunities to pursue graduate study abroad or in the US? If you have been thinking about awards like Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, or NSF GRFP, please sign up for updates on our post-grad opportunities interest email list.

  • 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

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



If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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