The Us-Ireland Alliance George J. Mitchell Scholarships


Am I Eligible?

Students interested in this scholarship must be:

  •         Between the ages of 18 and 30
  •         American citizens
  •        Planning graduate study at an institution of higher learning on the island of Ireland

Mitchell Scholars must exhibit superior records of academic excellence, leadership and public service. Strong, demonstrated achievements in all three areas are required.

What Will I Receive?

The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and international travel.  There are also sponsors and contributors that offer Mitchell scholars numerous other benefits, such as a stipend for travel throughout Europe, access to the Royal Ireland Academy, and tickets to the Abbey Theatre. 


How do I apply?

There is an online application for this scholarship.  It includes a requirement for 5-8 letters of reference and a personal essay. The personal essay is a key component of this application. It also includes an institutional endorsement.  The GRE is not required, and the program of study can be in any field/program that is offered at one of the nine universities in Ireland that support this scholarship.  Applicants will need to research the institutions and be prepared to list more than one choice for their place of study. 


Applications will be available in March online. 
Creighton deadline for review by a Scholarships advisor:  September 1st
Deadline for final submission:  See program website for details.

Additional Information:

The US-Ireland Alliance sponsors a competitive, national scholarship for graduate study by American citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 at institutions of higher learning on the island of Ireland.

Faculty Representative:

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel