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 year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: i) scholarship, ii) leadership, and iii) a sustained commitment to community and public service.
**Important Campus Process Information**
Please note that this program requires campus endorsement and includes a campus process with deadlines prior to the national deadline. For guidance on the campus process and how to apply, please review the instructions in Handshake (Career Center > Resources > Competitive Fellowships Resources).