Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Read more about UT’s 2014 Mitchell Scholarship National Semi-Finalist, Brianna Rader.

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George J. Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to nineteen Mitchell Scholars between 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 three criteria: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

The Mitchell Scholarship application requires:

  • A personal statement (1,000 words)
  • A description of the program of study; the institution of choice and why Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • four letters of recommendation; at least two must be academic in scope
  • Official transcripts and a complete online application
  • UT letter of endorsement following campus interview and selection as campus nominee

Note: If selected, candidates will be invited to participate in a national interview process.  For more information about preparing for national scholarship interviews, visit the Interview Preparation page.

Universities in Ireland to consider: Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dun Laoghaire IADT, National University of Ireland, Galway, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster.

Scholars’ Course-of-study/Disciplines Represented

International politics, International security and conflict resolution, MBA, Equality studies, Economics, Peace and conflict studies, Photography, International relations

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