Mitchell Scholarship Program | US-Ireland Alliance.html

Internal deadline: September 9, 2016 
National deadline: September 30, 2016, 5:00 PM EST 

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen 
  • 18 years of age or older but NOT yet 30 on October 1, 2015
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university before beginning study under the Mitchell Scholarship

Award summary and conditions: The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive award 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 is designed to introduce and connect upcoming generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. 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. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. For more information please visit: Process.html

Application process: online (upon nomination, hard copies will be required) 

Application requirements:

  • Biographical information
  • Letters of recommendation (4)  - two of the letters of reference must come from persons with whom the candidate has done academic work
  • Institutional endorsement (for undergraduates only)
  • 1,000 word personal statement (please see important information regarding the essay on the Rhodes Scholarship summary)
  • Short video interview 
  • Proposed graduate programs (3)*

*The applicant is responsible for researching and listing at least three specific proposed graduate programs at three different universities in Ireland 

Supporting documents to be uploaded electronically by the deadline:

  • PDF of passport-sized photo
  • PDF of the applicant's signature. Sign a blank paper. Scan it. Upload that file.
  • PDF containing unofficial copies of [all] an applicant's college (and graduate, when applicable) transcript[s] must be uploaded in PDF format.  If a Social Security Number (SSN) is shown on transcript(s), please obscure that information. The system will accept ONE PDF file in this field for each application.  

Whitman internal application process: A complete application is required at the internal deadline.

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether

Internal nomination required: Yes

National committee interview: Yes

Contact information: the US Ireland Alliance.html