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Mitchell Scholarship


Deadline: 2017-08-22 (UVa Internal)

The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a competitive, national scholarship for graduate study by American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 at institutions of higher learning on the island of Ireland. Named to honor the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. These Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.


Applicants must be at least 18 years old, but not yet 30; U.S. citizen. Criteria: Academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community and public service.


1 year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland


The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a cash living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. Typically, 12 Scholarships are awarded each year.

Application Process

Candidates must be nominated by the University of Virginia. Students interested in applying for the Mitchell Scholarship should set up an appointment at the Center to discuss the application process. The preliminary U.Va. deadline (optional but strongly encouraged) is July 1, 2017.

Learn More

Extensive information on the Mitchell Scholarship is available at the above web site. For information on UVa's nomination process, contact Andrus Ashoo,