George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a nationally competitive award for U.S. citizens 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 Scholarship 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.  Allows students to conduct graduate study in Ireland for a year in any field of study.  

Deadline: September

Value: full tuition, housing (on-campus, when available), and a monthly living stipend (currently $1250 USD) from September through May of the academic year

Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen Be 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on September 30 of the year of application (those who turn 30 on September 30th are not eligible). Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar. Degrees from international accredited universities are acceptable, if all other conditions are met.

Major: Any

Fellowship Type: Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Graduate

Nomination: Yes; please contact the Fellowships Office

Website: Mitchell Scholarship