Mitchell Scholarship

Mitchell Scholarship

About the Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship 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 academic 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
– a sustained commitment to community and public service

The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodation, a stipend for living expenses and travel.

Location of award, if applicable: Ireland

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Mitchell Scholarship application process:

Review the information on the scholarship website to gain a better understanding of the scholarship requirements, application process and eligibility. Note that successful applicants have documented evidence of significant achievement in academic excellence, leadership and commitment to community and public service.

Start exploring one-year master’s programs in Ireland or Northern Ireland that are a good match for your academic background and career goals (applicants propose at least three universities as possible places to study and will be assigned to one by the Mitchell program).

Contact a CFSA advisor and your mentor(s) to discuss your interest and plans to apply for the scholarship. The application opens in April.

The Mitchell application process includes an institutional endorsement (for undergraduate applicants). Prospective applicants should submit an “intent to apply” form to CFSA by June 30th. Once they are nominated, applicants should create an account on the scholarship website and start working on their applications. Nominated applicants are expected to work closely with CFSA on their applications.

Application components include:
– completed application form
– passport size photo
– transcript(s)
– personal statement
– four recommendation letters

Refer to the specific scholarship website for complete application details.

Application deadline is in late September. All applications by SU applicants who receive institutional endorsement are submitted to Mitchell by CFSA.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on the internal nomination process and how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email: More Information:

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