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

What is the 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.

Profile of a successful Mitchell Scholar

There is no one thing the committee is looking for in a Mitchell Scholar. Successful applicants have documented evidence of significant achievement in:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to community and public service

Successful candidates have come from a variety of large and small universities both public and private, as well as the workforce.

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. For full-time undergraduate students, the campus deadline for your institutional endorsement may be much earlier. Check with a campus fellowship advisor before starting the application process.

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

Finalist Weekend: November 20 & 21, 2015

Mitchell Scholar Selection Announcement: November 22, 2015