George J. Mitchell Scholarship
A nationally competitive fellowship sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, named for the former U.S. Senator who served as Chairman of the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland in the late 1990s.
Tuition, housing, a living stipend, an international travel stipend, and transportation to/from Ireland/Northern Ireland. (No allowance for spouses.)
1 year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
12 scholars between the ages of 18-29 chosen annually.
U.S. citizens at least 18, but not over 30 at time of application, with a bachelor's degree completed before study in Ireland begins.
Competitive. Only 20 finalists, and 12 winners each year. Candidates judged on academic excellence & intellectual distinction, an outstanding record of leadership, and a sustained commitment to service & community. Because of the limited number of awards, the committee only interviews those candidates who are committed to the Mitchell if chosen as finalists.
UT applicants for the Mitchell Scholarship must submit an Intent to Apply form to the ONSF by June 1. The ONSF will work with applicants on completing the application, and applicants will undergo a campus screening process prior to submitting the official application in October. Click here for the Intent to Apply form. NOTE: you will need the latest version of Adobe Reader to use this form.
The Mitchell application is online. Application is due early October (for specific dates, see the ONSF Calendar). Official application includes institutional endorsement, 5 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Followed by a two-part interview process, semi-finals and finals.
Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, F101 Melrose Hall, (865)974-7875. Call or email to schedule appointment.