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George J. Mitchell Scholarship

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Application Deadline

Early October

Eligibility Requirements

Be a citizen of the United States of America (permanent residents and US Nationals are not eligible).

Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30 years old, by 30 September (those whose 30th birthday is on October 1 may not apply).

Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (not necessarily in the US) before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.

Open to all majors.

Scholarship Description

“The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell'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 community and public service. Up to 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: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.



Photo of Martha PattersonMartha Patterson, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Carnegie Hall 206
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