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Mitchell Scholarship


Up to 12 Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually through a highly rigorous process for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland (study in Northern Ireland is not currently an option through the Mitchell Scholarship).

Read about UT’s first Mitchell Scholar, Natalie Campbell

If you are interested in applying for the Mitchell, Marshall, and/or Rhodes, please complete ONSF’s 2021 DECLARATION OF INTENT FORM today! ONSF will then follow up with you to schedule a consultation over Zoom and get you started on the application summer drafting process.

Campus Deadline: August
National Deadline: 5:00 PM Eastern Time on September 24, 2021

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • Hold at least one undergraduate degree from a university in the United States
  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Exceptionally strong academic record, leadership experience, and sustained commitment to community and public service


Application Process:

  • 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

To initiate the UT campus application process for the Mitchell Scholarship, you must complete the Declaration of Intent and meet with ONSF.

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