The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator’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. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Applicants are judged on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be 18 years of age or older but not yet 30 on the scholarship deadline;
Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study under the Mitchell Scholarship.
The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. Individual awards vary depending on the Scholar’s proposed plan of study.
The Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of graduate study.