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Mitchell Scholarship Program Application for 2018-2019 is Now Open

The Mitchell Scholarship Program application for a year of postgraduate study in Ireland is now open. Please note that for the 2018-2019 academic year, postgraduate study in Northern Ireland is not available.  The application deadline is September 29, 2017, at 5:00pm Eastern Time, and study will commence in the fall of 2018. Here are a few tips:

  • Please read the Frequently Asked Questions section of our site very carefully before emailing me with questions.
  • Before you start the application, make sure you have read the Application Procedures and Instructions thoroughly.
  • Please do not upload an encrypted transcript. An unofficial transcript is fine for the initial application. Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • We require a short video interview as part of the application process. Instructions are emailed after the September 29 deadline to all applicants who submit a complete application.
  • The essay must be your own work. Read the attestation clause at the end of the essay section before you begin writing.
  • If you are a graduate student or a non-student, you do not submit an institutional endorsement but may submit one as one of your four recommendations. 
  • We welcome students in any discipline, not only Irish Studies majors, and we welcome students of every background and ethnicity, not just Irish-Americans. 
  • The Universities and Institutions in Ireland are often adding and changing programs and offerings, so research your choices well. 

Mitchell Scholarship applicants -- both those who were ultimately selected as Scholars and those who were not -- tell us they learned an enormous amount from the application process about who they are and what they want to do. We hope you'll have the same experience.

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-- Carolina Chavez, Director
    Mitchell Scholarship Program