Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Mitchell Scholarship

About the Mitchell Scholarship

To connect future leaders to the island of Ireland; supports graduate study at an Irish university for one year.
This program honors George Mitchell, the former US Senator who served as Chairman of the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland. Mitchell helped broker the Good Friday agreement which joined the goverments of Ireland and the UK and the political parties of Northern Ireland in ending decades of conflict. Mitchell scholars come from any discipline and study for one year at an institution of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Check out the Mitchell Scholars’ blog to read about their adventures:

Special Location of award, if applicable: Ireland

Eligible applicants:

• are graduating seniors or recent alums (ages 18-30)
• have significant academic and leadership accomplishments
• are US citizens
• demonstrate a sustained commitment to community and public service

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Graduate or Senior

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Mitchell Scholarship application process:

Candidates should explore one-year Irish master’s programs in preparing an application (applicants propose at least three universities as possible places to study and will be assigned to one by the Mitchell program). Selection criteria are divided into three equally weighted categories: academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential.

Contact CFSA to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
More Information:

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