George Mitchell Scholarships

Deadline 07/21/2017
Eligibility Seniors and recent alumni
Contact Linda Dunleavy
Website http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/3/en/George%20Mitchell%20Scholarship%20Program%20%7C%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html


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 living expense stipend of $1,250 per month up to $15,000, and an international travel stipend.


The application for the 2018-2019 academic year will open in March 2017.

The following materials will be available in early spring. 

Download our brochure "Guide to Fellowships in the U.K. and Ireland" for more information. 

Information for applicants about letters of recommendation

Information for Referees regarding letters of recommendation

Submission Instructions for the Mitchell

Getting Started with the Marshall & Mitchell Agenda

Brown's specific questionnaire for the Mitchell

Alumni must contact Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu to receive copies of the above documents. 

By the campus deadline of July 21, 2017, candidates must submit the following through UFunds, Brown's online application system. UFunds will be available in early June.  

  • Complete application form as found on the Mitchell online application site.  Mitchell application opens Spring 2016
  • Answers to a Brown specific questionnaire
  • A 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
Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the Mitchell Committee.

Linda Sutherland
Manager of Fellowships
Brown University
University Hall, Suite 213
1 Prospect Street, Box 1828
Providence, RI 02912


Tara Torabi, '15
Lucas Mason-Brown, '13