About the Scholarship
The Mitchell Scholarship recognizes outstanding young Americans who exhibit the highest standards of academic excellence, leadership and community service. Administered by the US-Ireland Alliance, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, the Scholarship honors the pivotal role that former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell played in the Northern Ireland peace process. The Mitchell Scholarship links future American leaders to Ireland via a year of graduate study at an Irish university.
The Mitchell selection committees look for persuasive, documented evidence of significant achievement in three areas: academics, leadership, and community service. All three areas are equally important. Membership or participation in many extracurricular activities is less convincing than demonstrating a significant, tangible impact in the candidate's community or school.
All Mitchell applicants should be aware of the Mitchell policy concerning the applicant's Personal Statement. Applicants are prohibited from receiving any help with the content, writing, editing or review of the Mitchell Personal Statement and must sign an attestation that they have received no assistance.