Mitchell Scholarship

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The George J. Mitchell Scholarship funds one year of study in any field at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Scholars, who must be U.S. citizens, typically complete a one-year graduate degree. Up to 12 scholars are selected each year.

Selection Criteria

  • an exceptional academic record (3.7 minimum GPA)
  • demonstrated leadership
  • commitment to public service

View KU Mitchell Scholarship campus application requirements.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program pays for tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend. KU students apply for nomination in the spring of their junior year or up to age 29 (as of October 1 on the year of the competition). Email the Office of Fellowships at for more details.


Campus deadline: mid-May

National deadline: late September

KU Recent Award Winners

Kathryn Ammon was selected as KU's first Mitchell Scholar in 2018, and Alexander Murray became the second in 2019.

Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, & Churchill Campus Application