Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of post-graduate study in any subject at a university in the Republic of Ireland or, at times, Queen's University in Belfast. Competitive applicants will have excellent academic records, notable accomplishments in leadership and community service, and well-developed reasons for studying in Ireland. Current undergraduates who wish to apply must apply for a nomination from the University of Minnesota. Alumni must apply directly. Applicants should propose a course of study three eligible universities. Those chosen as Scholars may not receive their first choice of award, but all applicants chosen for interviews must agree to accept the award if offered. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between 18 and 30 years old. 12 Scholars are selected annually.


This scholarship requires a nomination from the University of Minnesota in order to apply at the national or international level. The Office for National and International Scholarships organizes the nomination process, consults with all interested students on assembling competitive applications, works with nominees to prepare for all stages of national competition, and publicizes results.


Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2020 (campus); September 25, 2020 (national)
Campus Contact: 
Application Year(s): 
Senior; After Graduation
Award Type(s): 
Graduate; Abroad Experience

University of MN Recipients