George J. Mitchell
Full Name:George J. Mitchell Scholarships
Course of Study:Any
Location:Ireland, Northern Ireland
Campus Due Date:
- The U.S.-Ireland Alliance has established the George J. Mitchell Scholarships to educate future American leaders about the island of Ireland and to provide tomorrow’s leaders with an understanding about, an interest in, and an affinity with, the island from which 44 million Americans claim descent.
- Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
- Must be nominated by Franklin College
- Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
- Must be 18 years of age or older but NOT yet 30 by 1 October 2010.
- Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.
- Tuition, room and a stipend of around $12,000
- Travel stipend from Usit Now Travel Agency
- For one year of study at one of seven universities in Ireland or one of two universities in Northern Ireland
- While married applicants are accepted, no allowance is made for the expenses of a married applicant’s spouse or dependent
- Campus deadline: Please submit all required application materials to the campus representative by 5pm on July 27, 2012.
- Application deadline: Midnight (11:59pm), ET, Tuesday, October 5, 2012
- The Mitchell Scholars program only accepts online applications.
- No printed copies of the application, including letters of recommendation, will be accepted.
- An institutional endorsement
- Application form
- Personal statement or essay – no more than 1000 words
- Description of both academic and extra-curricular activities
- 5 letters of recommendation.
- A photocopy of birth certificate or passport
- Passport-sized pictures of applicant
- Applicant’s signature
Franklin College Contact:
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka
- Criteria for selection: “demonstrated record of intellectual achievement, record of leadership, extra-curricular activities, honesty, integrity, excellence, fairness, and unselfish service to others, potential for future leadership and contribution to society.”
- Applicants that list more than one university as a study site, increase their chances of receiving an award.