AMOUNT: ALL COSTS OF GRADUATE DEGREE in ireland & northern ireland

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.

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. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.

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


  • Be a US citizen

  • Be between 18-30 years old

  • Have a bachelor's degree before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar


  1. Contact campus representative Michelle Taliaferro ( for endorsement process details
  2. Submit application if you receive institutional endorsement
  3. Submit a video interview


  • Early January
    • Start application process
  • End of August
    • Endorsement interviews
  • October
    • Application due

number of recipients: 12