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A Nationally Competitive Scholarship

The Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is an initiative of the US-Ireland Alliance. The Scholarship is a nationally competitive postgraduate award for twelve Mitchell Scholars to pursue one year of study in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

A Legacy of Ethical Leadership

The 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.

Senator George J. Mitchell

Program Selection

Up to 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 and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on academic excellence, a record of outstanding leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.

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

Mitchell Scholars at the home of the President of Ireland

Former Mitchell Scholars

  • Fagan Harris
    Founder and CEO, Baltimore Corps
  • Rebecca Aslakson
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Melissa Boteach
    Manager, Center for American Progress
  • Matt Haney
    Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education
  • Arsalan Suleman
    Deputy Envoy, Org. of Islamic Coop., US State Department
  • Laela Sturdy
    Operating Partner, Google Capital

Apply for the Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship application for a year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland is now closed. The application deadline each year falls in October, and the Mitchell year begins the following year in September.