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 scholarship, leadership, and a commitment to community and 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
- 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.
Mitchell Scholar Class of 2015 Application Opens: Spring 2013
Mitchell Scholar Class of 2015 Application Deadline (for study in Ireland during the 2014-2015 academic year): October 1, 2013. For full-time 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 28, 2013
Finalist Weekend: November 22 & 23, 2013
Mitchell Scholar Selection Announcement: November 24, 2013