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The George J. Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholarship Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. There are no restrictions as to academic field of study, but applicant's undergraduate program must provide sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.  Up to twelve Mitchell are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Applicants are judged on three criteria:

  • scholarship,
  • leadership, and
  • a sustained commitment to community and public service.

To be eligible, students must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.

Application Year:



Skidmore Deadline-September 
See Dates and Deadlines page for details.

Skidmore Contact:

The Office of Academic Advising

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Mitchell Scholarship