George J. Mitchell Scholarships*

Gustavus Fellowships Office

Initial Gustavus Deadline: Early September
Tentative Campus Interview: Mid-September
Gustavus Final Deadline: Early October
Web site:
Campus Contact: Amanda Nienow, Fellowships Coordinator


The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator’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 public service and community. 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: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community.


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.


  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older but NOT yet 30 on October 1.
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study under the Mitchell Scholarship.


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