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George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program

September 18, 2016

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The Mitchell Scholars 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 Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria:

  • scholarship,
  • 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.

Eligibility: Graduating Seniors, graduate students. “Demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, which indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study.”

Graduating seniors must secure a campus endorsement in order to apply.

Deadline: September 7, 2016 for current undergraduates seeking institutional endorsement; September 30, 2016 for alumni

Faculty representative: Karen Gross, Associate Professor of English

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