George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Dates and Deadlines

Pre-application deadline:
May 15, 2017

Campus application deadline:
August 23, 2017

Scholarship application deadline:
September 29, 2017


Mitchell Scholars receive the full cost of university tuition and fees, a living expense, travel to and from the United States for 1 year of Graduate study at a qualifying university of the student's choosing in Ireland.


  1. U.S. Citizen.
  2. Must be between the ages of 18 and 30 during receipt of Mitchell Scholarship.
  3. Be a senior and plan to graduate in the current academic year, or a recent graduate.
  4. Must apply and be accepted into a Master’s program at an eligible university in Ireland.

Candidate Profile

Applicants should be intellectually distinguished students from any field of study with substantial achievements to go along with excellent academics. Students who apply should have a desire to study in Ireland and be able to show what their chosen university will gain from their presence at the university as a Mitchell Scholar. Applicants should have four outstanding academic references.

It is important that any student who applies for the Mitchell Scholarship research all programs at qualifying universities in Ireland and select the program that is the strongest fit for their field of study.

Scholarship Website

Campus Procedure

Applicants must be endorsed by UC Davis for their application to be considered. A campus interview will be conducted for all applicants who meet the qualifying criteria to determine who will receive campus endorsements. UC Davis will only endorse students who the committee feels have a legitimate chance of winning the Mitchell scholarship.

To be considered for endorsement, applicants need to submit completed copies of the following documents to the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarship Office at

  1. Mitchell Scholarship Preliminary Application (pdf) 
  2. Applicant Profile
  3. Mitchell online application