Mitchell Scholarship


Background:  The George J. Mitchell Scholarship was established in 1988 to broaden the interests of students in Ireland. Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of postgraduate study.

The Scholarships:  Scholars receive tuition, room, a stipend of $11,000, and travel to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Usit Now, Ireland's leading travel service for students, contributes a generous travel stipend to each Mitchell Scholar. It is envisaged that the Mitchell Scholars will use the stipend not only to explore Ireland but also to develop an understanding of the relationship between Ireland and Britain, as well as Ireland's relationship with Europe.

Application:  Applications are due in October. Election to a Mitchell Scholarship is formally confirmed by the Mitchell Scholarship selection committee after the Scholar-elect has been accepted by an Irish university. Deferment of the Scholarship is not allowed.

Who Should Apply:  Prospective Mitchell Scholars must have demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others that indicate a potential for future leadership and contributions to society. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study.

For More Information:  Visit the Mitchell website at www.us-irelandalliance.org for more details.

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