Mitchell Scholarship

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This award requires campus endorsement; therefore, you must first participate in the campus competition which occurs each spring. The campus deadline is typically at the end of May. Access more information on the comprehensive campus application for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, or Churchill Scholarships.

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.