Mitchell Scholarship

The US-Ireland Alliance is a proactive, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to consolidating existing relations between the United States and the island of Ireland and building that relationship for the future. The organization connects current and emerging Irish and American leaders in various spheres – including education, politics, business and the arts – for the mutual benefit of both countries.
As part of its mission, the US and Ireland, the Alliance established the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, which allows future American leaders to pursue a year of graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland. For nearly two decades, the program has allowed these future leaders to experience Ireland firsthand. The program’s goal is to provide tomorrow’s leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity for the island of Ireland.
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All application materials must be submitted through the online application by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on September 28, 2023. The applicant is solely responsible for submitting their application and ensuring that all four letters of recommendation and the endorsement (required for undergraduate students only) are submitted by the deadline.

If you are an undergraduate student, please note that your college or university’s deadline for institutional endorsements will be earlier than the Mitchell Scholarship application deadline (in some cases, much earlier). Please contact your campus fellowship advisor for these details before starting the application process. Graduate students and applicants in possession of an undergraduate degree at the time of the application deadline do NOT submit an institutional endorsement.