George J. Mitchell Scholarship

US-Ireland Alliance

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Sep 27, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: United States

Must travel to: Ireland

Age restriction: Between 18 and 29 years of age

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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.

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. There is no one thing the committee is looking for in a Mitchell Scholar. Successful applicants have documented evidence of significant achievement in:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to community and public service

Successful candidates have come from a variety of large and small universities both public and private, as well as the workforce.

The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides full tuition, housing, and a monthly living stipend (currently $1250 USD) for up to one year of post-graduate academic study in Ireland.  Most programs run for nine months.  Up to three additional months of stipend will be provided, if required by the program (for a maximum of 12 months).

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


    • A Candidate for the Mitchell Scholarship Program must meet all the following criteria:
      • Be a U.S. citizen
      • Be 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on September 26 of the year of the application (those who turn 30 on September 27th 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.


    • While married applicants or applicants with partners are accepted, no allowance is made for the expenses of an applicant’s spouse, partner, or dependents.