Established by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance to provide tomorrow’s leaders with an understanding about and an affinity with Ireland at institutions of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

More information on the Mitchell Scholarship.


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.

Number Offered

Usually 12 per year.

Fields of Study

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


  • U.S. citizens
  • Bachelor’s degree holders between 18 and 30 years of age
  • High GPA (typically 3.7+)
  • Selection committee’s overriding interest in applicants’ records of academic excellence, leadership, and community service


Nomination application deadline is in April. Mitchell application deadline is in September.

Application Process

To apply for a Mitchell Scholarship, you must be nominated (endorsed) by Middlebury College. This rule applies for alumni as well as seniors.

To be nominated, see Middlebury’s UK-Irish Nomination Information.

Selected nominees will work with the fellowships advisor to prepare for the final submission deadline in October.

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 email.


Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
(802) 443-3183

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Davis Family Library, Suite 225
Middlebury, VT 05753