George Mitchell Scholarships
|Eligibility||Seniors and recent alumni|
Established in 1998 by the Irish Government to honor the former U.S. Senator who served as Chairman of the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, the George J. Mitchell Scholarships provide funding to twelve U.S. citizens for one academic year of graduate study in any discipline at any university in Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). The goal of the Mitchell Scholarship is to “interest the next generation of American leaders in the island of Ireland.”
Evidence of significant achievement in three areas: academic, leadership, and commitment to community and service. All three areas are important. Although the Mitchell Scholarships do not require a minimum grade point average, it is expected that the applicant will exhibit academic excellence in his/her undergraduate work as well as strong preparation for the proposed field of graduate study.
The 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.
Download our brochure "Guide to Fellowships in the U.K. and Ireland" for more information. (The 2014-15 edition will be available in early May)
If you are alumni and would like a copy of the above documents, please email Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu
By the campus deadline of August 15, 2014, candidates must submit the following:
- Complete application form as found on the Mitchell online application site. Mitchell application opens Spring 2014
- The 1,000 word personal essay
- An Official Brown University transcript
- Four letters of recommendation Please have letters addressed to Linda Dunleavy, Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships. Information for Applicants about letters of recommendation
Candidates from the class of '15, who will be enrolled students at Brown in the fall of 2014, must register as candidates for Brown's nomination for the Mitchell Scholarship through Brown's online application site, UFunds and upload the application materials there. Please read the instructions on UFunds carefully. The application in UFunds will open in early June 2014.
Candidates from the classes of 2013 and 2014 will need to submit these materials electronically to Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu as the UFunds system does not accommodate candidates who will have already graduated by the deadline.
Candidates from the class of '15 must register their recommenders on Brown's online application system, UFunds. Once they are registered, the system will generate an automatic email to the recommender with login information and instructions for submitting their letters.
Candidates from the class of '13 and '14 must have their letters of recommendation sent electronically to Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu
or mailed to the address below. Letters of reference should be addressed to the Mitchell Scholarship Committee.
No one should submit their application through the Mitchell online application system prior to Brown's internal review.
Program Coordinator, Fellowships
University Hall, Suite 213
1 Prospect Street, Box 1828
Providence, RI 02912
- Lucas Mason-Brown, '13