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Mitchell Scholarship

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.


  • Senior and beyond
  • U.S. citizen
  • Between 18 and 30 years old 
  • 3.8 GPA minimum (3.8 or above highly recommended)
  • Evidence of leadership

Application Process:  Given that Mitchell requires the university to nominate its candidates, there is an office application deadline and campus evaluation process. To be considered for nomination, applicants must submit the following materials via the InfoReady application portal:

  • One essay (750 -1000 words) indicating applicant’s academic and other relevant interests, including a brief statement matching current academic background to proposed course of study
  • Indication of scholarship(s) for which they wish to be nominated
  • Two letters of recommendation addressed to the campus evaluation committee
  • List of additional letter writers and brief descriptions of the contexts in which you know each (6-8 for Rhodes, 3-5 for Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill)
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
  • Unofficial transcript

Office Application Deadline: March 18, 2018

Applicants will be notified if they've been selected to move forward in the nomination process in mid-April.

Current Status: 
Senior, Recent Alum
Duration of Award: 
Full Year or More
Graduate Study, International Experience
Office Nomination
Fields of Study: 
Communications and Journalism, Education, Health-related, Humanities and Social Sciences, International Relations and Public Policy, STEM, Visual and Performing Arts
Semester of Application Deadline: 
Fall (September – December)

Boucke Building
University Fellowships Office
321 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802