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Mitchell Scholarship

Important Dates

Campus Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 31, 2020
National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Application Materials

Download Application Files: 

Eligibility

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

Application Process: 

Timeline

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: https://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship

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

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST ORDER – Due August 31, 2020

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)

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 orc-bechtel@stanford.edu for more information on the application process and details on how to apply.

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Additional Information

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How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official Mitchell website you should attend a U.K. awards information session. Info sessions can be found at http://bechtel.stanford.edu/overseas-scholarships.  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
Duration: 
1 year program