Special Academic Opportunities

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarships are named in honor of the former Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process.  These recently established scholarships would allow American post-graduates to pursue one year of study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  There are no restrictions as to academic field of study.


The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend, as well as transportation costs to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland, at the beginning and conclusion of each Scholar’s program. It is envisaged that the Mitchell Scholars will use their funding not only to explore the island of Ireland but also to develop an understanding of the relationship between Ireland and Britain as well as Ireland’s relationship with Europe.  Members and friends of the US-Ireland Alliance will offer various other educational and social opportunities to Mitchell Scholars during their stay.


Applicants must:


  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be eighteen or over but not yet thirty on October 1 in the year of application
  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree before they begin study under the Marshall Scholarship
  • Have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activities
  • Possess personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others that indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society.

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Interested students should contact the Provost’s Office in the spring semester of their junior year. Completed applications are due by October 6, 2009.




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