The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell'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 community and public service.
Up to 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:
- leadership, and
- a sustained commitment to community and public service.
The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
If you would like to be considered for a campus nomination, please complete the application below by the campus deadline.
- Campus deadline:
- VCU contact:
- Jeff Wing
Director, National Scholarship Office
- For more information:
- Resources for Applicants:
- Study abroad:
- Senior, Graduate, Alumni
- Arts, Humanities, Medicine, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)