Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship supports a single year of postgraduate study at an institution of higher education in Ireland or Northern Ireland in all fields. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens.


Mitchell Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizen.
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before the Scholarship begins.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30, by September 30 of the application year.

Link to Official Website

Introductory Videos from the US-Ireland Alliance

When to apply

Applicants should begin the process in the Spring/Summer prior to the Fall in which they plan to submit the application.

Next Steps

You must complete the following steps in order to apply for the University of Notre Dame endorsement for the Mitchell Scholarship. Even if you are not a current undergraduate and therefore do not require an endorsement, we still encourage you to contact us for assistance with your application. You can access the Mitchell Scholarship application directly here.

  1. Review the eligibility requirements on this page to ensure that you are (or will be) eligible to apply.
  2. Review the calendar on this page to ensure that the endorsement application deadlines have not passed.
  3. Review this playlist of introductory videos from the President of the US-Ireland Alliance.
  4. Complete the brief Declaration of Interest form and submit a resume via email to so that you are on the CUSE contact list for this fellowship.
  5. Complete the Application for University Endorsement (Google Form). (If you are a previous fellowships recipient or finalist, you may be eligible for automatic endorsement. Please email if this applies to you.) Note that the earlier you apply, the more time you'll have to work with CUSE before the final deadline. We suggest that you use this PDF version to compose your responses in a word processor and then copy-and-paste them into the Google Form. Please note that you only need to submit one endorsement application, even if you are applying for endorsement for Rhodes and/or Marshall as well.
  6. CUSE will contact you by the end of the month in which you submitted the Endorsement Application with your endorsement status and further information.

At any point, feel free to contact us with questions to discuss the process in more detail.


May 25, 2020 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by early June
June 15, 2020 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by June 30
July 15, 2020 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by July 31
August 18, 2020 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by August 31
September 22, 2020 Final Deadline for Endorsed Applicants