Mitchell Scholarship

Overview:

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. The Scholarship offers one year of study in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Senior or recent alumni 
  • Between 18 and 29 years old 
  • 3.7 GPA or higher (3.8 or higher, highly recommended)
  • Demonstrate leadership potential

Application Materials: 

  • One essay (750 -1000 words) indicating your academic and other relevant interests, including a brief statement matching current academic background to proposed course of study
  • Indication of scholarship(s) for which you wish to be nominated
  • Two letters of recommendation addressed to the campus evaluation committee
  • List of additional letter writers and brief descriptions of the contexts in which you know each
    • 6-8 additional writers for Rhodes
    • 3-5 additional writers for Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcript(s)

Application Procedure:

Office Application Deadline - March 21, 2021

Given that the university is required to nominate its candidates, there is an office application deadline and a campus evaluation process. 

To be considered for University nomination, you must submit the materials listed above to our office via InfoReady. Afterward, you will be notified if you've been nominated or not.  Nominees will spend the summer working on the application materials required by the Mitchell Scholarship Program.

           National Application Deadline - September 24, 2021 (Expected)

Given Application materials required by the Mitchell Scholarship Program must be submitted directly using the online application system. Nominees must register the director of the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office as the endorser so that the office can upload the accompanying letter of institutional endorsement.

Information
Year at Time of Application: 
Junior, Senior or Beyond, Recent Alum
Duration of Award: 
Full Year or More
Other: 
No Preference, Graduate Study, International Experience
Procedure: 
Office Nomination
Area of Interest: 
Agricultural Sciences, Architecture, Business, Communications and Journalism, Education, Engineering, Environmental and Geosciences, Life Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology and Computer Science, International Relations Political Science and Law, Mathematics, Music, Nursing and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Statistics, Visual and Performing Arts
Earliest Application Deadline: 
Jan. – April
Location: 
International
Penn-State Sponsored: 
No
Fellowship Components: 
Graduate School