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Applying to the Mitchell Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in applying to the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a nationally competitive award sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Named in honor of the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the Mitchell is designed to introduce and connect future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to public service.

The application cycle for the 2017 Class (2016-17) for study to begin in autumn 2016, will open in the spring of 2015.

Key Dates

Mitchell Scholar Class of 2017 Application Opens: April 2015

Mitchell Scholar Class of 2017 Application Deadline (for study in Ireland during the 2016-17 academic year): October 1, 2015 5:00pm Eastern Time

Semi-Finalist Skype Interviews: Week of October 27, 2015

Finalist Weekend: November 20 & 21, 2015

Mitchell Scholar Selection Announcement: November 22, 2015