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Mitchell Scholarship

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Internal Deadline: August 30th, 2023 at 12:00 PM

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The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program is offered by the US-Ireland Alliance, a non-profit based in Washington D.C. and Dublin, Ireland. The program allows future American leaders to pursue a year of graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland, experiencing Ireland firsthand. The program's goal is to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity for the island of Ireland.

The scholarship provides tuition, accommodation, and a stipend for living expenses and travel, and covers September through May of an academic year. The academic field of study is open provided that it is offered at an Irish university, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.


A Candidate for the Mitchell Scholarship Program must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen 
  • Be between 18 and 30 years old on October 1st in the year in which you are applying
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar

Selection Criteria

Applicants are judged on three criteria:
  • scholarship,
  • leadership, and
  • a sustained commitment to community and public service.

Up to twelve scholars are selected each year from an average of 350 applicants. Only 20 people are offered a final interview for the Mitchell Scholarship.

Application Procedure

Interested students should review our internal application instructions. Only seniors (including graduating spring fall seniors) are allowed to apply through Reed's internal process. Alumni are eligible to apply and receive advising help from Reed, but the institutional endorsement is only part of the process for undergraduate applicants.

Contact CLBR Fellowships with any questions.