The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Mitchell Scholarship

Apply through Reed Fellowships and Awards Committee

Internal Deadline: September 2nd, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Liaison: Ken Brashier

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Description

The Mitchell scholarship allows American post-graduates to pursue one year of study at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The scholarship provides tuition, accomodation, and a stipend for living expenses and travel. 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.

Eligibility

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

  • Be a U.S. citizen 
  • Be 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on the date the application is due.
  • 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 more than 300 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.

The final application requires institutional endorsement, transcript, proof of citizenship, 1000-word essay, brief description of activities during college years, passport photos, four letters of recommendation (two of which are academic), and the submission of a video component. Contact CLBR Fellowships with any questions.

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