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Mitchell Scholarship

Important Dates

Campus Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Friday, September 24, 2021

Application Materials

Download Application Files: 


Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Eligibility requirements: 

•    U.S. citizen.
•    Between 18 and 29 years of age on September 30 of the year of application.
•    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study.


Application Process: 


The Mitchell Scholarship has a campus process and requires a Stanford endorsement. Therefore you need to be aware of two deadlines: a campus deadline and a national deadline.  The campus deadline is in late August and the national deadline in late September.  The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help determine if the Mitchell Scholarship is right for you, can be found here:

Link: Mitchell Should I Apply Handout

Additional information on the Mitchell Scholarship, including application criteria, can be found at:

Applicants intending to apply for this scholarship should complete the Mitchell Intent to Apply Form.



1.   Mitchell Campus Cover Sheet (available above on this webpage)

2.   Curriculum Vitae/ Resume (2-page maximum)

3.   Mitchell Personal Statement (1,000 words)

4.   Official Transcripts (official electronic transcripts are acceptable)

5.   ORC Scholarship Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Download available from ORC)

6.   A recent passport photo or professional headshot - JPG (digital photo needs to be emailed to ORC)

7. Four letters of recommendation

All of the above information and documents, including the 4 letters of recommendation, are collected through a SOLO (Stanford Off-campus Learning Opportunities) online application. Please fill out the Mitchell Intent to Apply form and reach out to the ORC at for more information on the application process and details on how to apply.


Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official Mitchell website you should fill out the ORC Interest Form (located at either the top of this page or our ORC homepage). Next, attend a U.K. info session. The schedule for current info sessions can be found on the lower left of our ORC homepage:  This is your first step in working with the ORC team.

Amount Awarded: 
Tuition, housing, living expense stipend, travel stipend.
Number Awarded: 
Up to 12 awards per year

About the Mitchell Scholarship

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship, established in 1998 by the US-Ireland Alliance covers tuition and room for study at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland for one academic year of post-graduate study. Each Scholar will receive a stipend to cover other necessary expenses for the term of study and assistance with traveling expenses to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Administered by Stanford
1 year program