Mitchell Scholarship

Information session in March TBA.

Established by the US-Ireland Alliance to provide tomorrow's leaders with an understanding about and an affinity with Ireland.

Tuition, room and board, plus $11,000 stipend for one year of study (usually in a one-year Master's program) at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Usually 12 per year

Any academic discipline offered in degree or certificate programs in Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Candidates must have undergraduate preparation for the proposed graduate program.

Institutions of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland


  • US citizens
  • Bachelor's degree holders between 18 and 30 years of age
  • High GPA
  • Selection committee's overriding interest in applicants' records of academic excellence, leadership, and community service


The Mitchell Scholarship requires endorsement by Middlebury College in order for you to apply.  This rule applies for alumni as well as seniors. To be nominated:

1. Submit a nomination application by April 15 to

Note: letters of recommendation are NOT included in this stage of application.

The British Scholarship Committee will interview candidates in late April.

If nominated, final applications will be due by October 1, 2014 deadline.

The Mitchell reading committee will identify 20 finalists by early November. The finalists will be then notified by telephone and invited to Washington, DC, for the Selection Committee interviews. Unsuccessful applicants are informed during November by e-mail.

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Library 225G

Mitchell Scholarship

One righteous babe: Is Anais Mitchell '04 the next big thing in folk music?

Matching a crinkly, crimson tube top and glittery skirt to her auburn-tinted- brunette, shoulder-length hair and ruby lipstick, Anaïs Mitchell ’04 looks bewitching on stage, part siren and part waif; only her ice blue eyes offset the fiery red. She strums her acoustic guitar as the sold-out crowd at Club Passim, the legendary folk haunt in Cambridge, Massachusetts, nods along in appreciation. And then we hear her voice, a light, fresh thing, and a jolt of energy shoots through the room. This, this is something new.