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George Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland and Northern Ireland)

Award: Tuition, housing, additional stipend, and travel to Ireland for a one-year post-graduate study program.

Number of awards: up to 12

  • There is no fixed limit on the number of applicant endorsements a UC San Diego can make, but these nominees must exhibit the qualities of a Mitchell Scholar -- academic excellence, and significant accomplishment in leadership and community service.

  • Applicants can select up to 3 ranked universities when applying and the committee will decide on final placement. 

UC San Diego student deadline to be considered for nomination: typically mid-September (next deadline: September 14, 2023)

Institutional deadline to submit nominations: September 28, 2023, 5:00 PM Eastern/2:00 PM Pacific

Eligibility & Requirements

  • US Citizenship
  • Graduating senior or recent graduate
  • Superior academic excellence, leadership, and public service
  • Age 18-30
  • Four letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from persons with whom you have done academic work. 
  • If an undergraduate at the time of application, an institutional letter of endorsement is required.
  • If selected, must participate in a recorded video interview.
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The George Mitchell Scholarship requires an endorsement from the UC San Diego Institutional Advisor. It is recommended that applicants review the requirements and meet with the institutional advisor before applying. Please contact URH staff member, Dr. Sophia Tsai, for more information about applying to this scholarship (see contact info below).

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Contact Information

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Contact: Sophia Tsai Neri, PhD


Phone: 858-534-9014

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