- Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities
- Fulbright Fellowship (Research and Teaching)
- Rhodes Scholarship
- The George J. Mitchell Scholarships
- Marshall Scholarship
- Boren Scholarships
- The Luce Scholars Program
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Truman Scholarship
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
- James Madison Fellowship Program
- Morris K. Udall Scholarship
- Beinecke Scholarship Program
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships
September 11, 2012
October 2, 2012
Professor of History
AWARD: The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Named in honor of the former U.S. Senator's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the Mitchell is designed to introduce and connect upcoming generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 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: academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.
- An applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America;
- An applicant must be 18 years of age or older but not yet 30 by September 30 (those whose 30th birthday is on October 1 may apply);
- Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (not necessarily in the United States) before beginning study under the Mitchell Scholarship.
The application is available on-line at www.us-irelandalliance.org and consists of:
- Application Form;
- A well-thought out 1000-word personal essay (the applicant should devote careful thought to the essay, which should describe the applicant's field of interest and the justification for the applicant's proposed study in Ireland or Northern Ireland);
- Proof of U.S. citizenship (passport/birth certificate);
- Academic transcripts;
- Four letters of recommendation (at least two of the four letters must come from persons with whom the candidate has done academic work at college or university).
Learn more about The George J. Mitchell Scholarship at the above web page, by visiting the Academic Advising office, or by contacting the faculty liaison.
Previous winners from Kenyon College: