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Mitchell Scholarship

Scholarship Summary: One year of post-graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland in any field.
Three selection criteria: scholarship, leadership, and sustained commitment to service and community.

Recommenders: Mitchell Recommendation Advice (helpful resource from Reed College; though it focuses on the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, much of the advice is relevant to Mitchell); Further Advice (from an experienced fellowship advisor, courtesy of Penn State, which includes samples)


What is the Mitchell Scholarship?

This scholarship supports 1 year of graduate study in any discipline offered at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Scholars will have outstanding records of academic excellence, leadership, and community service. Requires university endorsement.

Who can apply for the Mitchell Scholarship?

Applicants must:

1. Be U.S. citizens.
2. Be 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on September 30 of the year of application (those who turn 30 on 1 October are not eligible).
3. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.


Important Dates
Date & Time
Information Sessions
2/17/14, 4-5pm
242 O'Shaughnessy Hall
2/21/14, 2:30-3:30pm
Screening Application Workshop
3/3/14, 4-5pm
242 O'Shaughnessy Hall
3/4/14, 2:30-3:30pm
Priority Screening Application Deadline
(optional for alumni)
4/8/14, 12:00 noon
Second Screening Application Deadline
(optional for alumni)
5/14/14, 12:00 noon
Campus Application Workshop
4/28/14, 5-6pm
214 DeBartolo Hall
4/29/14, 2:15-3:15pm
Campus Application Deadline
8/19/14, 12:00 noon
Campus Interviews
Week of 9/2/14
Endorsed Applicant Deadline
9/30/14, 12:00 noon
Final Deadline
10/1/14, 12:00 noon
Mock Reception
Week of 10/13/14
Mock Interviews
Month of 11/14

All online sessions can be accessed at:


What are my next steps if I want to learn more and/or am thinking about applying?

1. Download the Information sheet (PDF)

2. Attend/view an information session and take note of the Screening Application deadlines (see above)

3. If it is after all of the Screening Application deadline, contact us to see if we are still accepting applications

4. Contact CUSE National Fellowships if you still have questions

Once you have decided to apply...

1. Attend/view a Screening Application workshop (see above)

2. Read the Screening Application Instructions (PDF)

3. Read the Advice for completing the Screening Application (PDF)

4. Download and complete the Screening Application Form (Word)

5. Submit the Screening Application Form and Supplementary Material (see Instructions)

6. Wait to hear from CUSE National Fellowships about further steps