George Mitchell Scholarships
|Eligibility||Seniors and recent alumni|
Established in 1998 by the Irish Government to honor the former U.S. Senator who served as Chairman of the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships provide funding to twelve U.S. citizens for one academic year of graduate study in any discipline at any university in Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The goal of the Mitchell Scholarship is to “interest the next generation of American leaders in the island of Ireland.”
Evidence of significant achievement in three areas: academic, leadership, and commitment to community and service. All three areas are important. Although the Mitchell Scholarships do not require a minimum grade point average, it is expected that the applicant will exhibit academic excellence in his/her undergraduate work as well as strong preparation for the proposed field of graduate study.
The Mitchell Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
The following materials will be available March 2015.
Download our brochure "Guide to Fellowships in the U.K. and Ireland" for more information.
Information for applicants about letters of recommendation
Information for Referees writing in support of candidates from the class of 2016.
Information for Referees writing in support of candidates from the classes of 2014 and 2015.
Alumni must contact Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu to receive copies of the above documents.
By the campus deadline of August 6, 2015, candidates must submit the following:
- Complete application form as found on the Mitchell online application site. Mitchell application opens Spring 2015
- The 1,000 word personal essay
- An Official Brown University transcript
- Four letters of recommendation Please have letters addressed to Linda Dunleavy, Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships. Information for Applicants about letters of recommendation
Program Coordinator, Fellowships
University Hall, Suite 213
1 Prospect Street, Box 1828
Providence, RI 02912
- Tara Torabi, '15
- Lucas Mason-Brown, '13