The George 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 include:
- an exceptional academic record (3.7 minimum GPA)
- demonstrated leadership
- commitment to public service.
The Mitchell Scholars 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). The new application will be available in the spring, with the campus deadline being in late April of each year. Contact Dr. Anne Wallen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Kathryn Ammon was selected as KU's first Mitchell Scholar in 2018.