Mitchell Scholarship


The George Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1998 to honor the former U.S. senator who served as chair of the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland. The U.S.-Ireland Alliance selects 12 Mitchell Scholars from among more than 250 applicants. Note that you are eligible to apply up to age 30; seniors may wish to explore this as an option several years hence. Identify programs of study at eligible universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Read more about student Peter Frosch's experience with this program in the winner profiles section.


U.S. citizens up to age 30

Award Amount

One year's graduate study at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland


Northwestern holds internal competition, with interviews, to select nominees. Students may apply for nomination either during Spring Quarter or in September. Stop by the Office to pick up a copy of our handout on application procedures, or email to receive an electronic copy.

Applicants must contact Sara Vaux or Elizabeth Pardoe by the beginning of May (if applying in Spring) or by mid-August (if applying in September). Full applications will be due on internal deadline date.