Mitchell Scholarship

Mitchell Scholarship

Funding for 1-year master’s degree study in any field in Ireland or Northern Ireland

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a nationally competitive award for U.S. citizen sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The scholarship is designed to introduce and connect future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to public service. The award provides tuition fees, accommodations, living stipend, and an international travel stipend for one-year postgraduate study in any discipline in Ireland or Northern Ireland.



  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the start of the award
  • Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30 years of age by September 30th of the application year


  • Up to 12 per year

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership
  • Sustained commitment to community and public service

Application Material:

  • Mitchell Scholarship Application
  • 4 letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • University Endorsement

University Endorsement Process:

  • University endorsement is a competitive process and not guaranteed. Students seeking University of Utah endorsement must submit certain application components by the University’s deadline.


University deadline:

External deadline: September 25, 2020 by 3 pm MST



Mid-April: Application opens

September 25, 2020 by 3 pm MST: National deadline

Early October: Short video interview deadline

Late October: Semifinalist interviews

Early November: Selection of finalists

Late November: Finalist interviews

Late November: Notification of selection

Length of Program: 1 year

Scholarship Website:

Contact Information:

Director: Ginger Smoak:

Advisor: Alison Shimko: