— Indiana University
For Graduate Study in Ireland
IU Deadline: Monday, September 9, 2013
IU Nomination Interviews: to be announced
National Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Plan to attend an information session on the Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Mitchell scholarships on Monday, April 1, 2013, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. OR on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. The information sessions will take place in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN. These scholarships are among the most prestigious graduate scholarships offered to American students and attract strong candidates from around the country.
The Mitchell Scholarship, sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance, was established to honor former Senator George J. Mitchell for his pivotal contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland. The scholarship is designed to familiarize and engage the next generation of American leaders with the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.
The Mitchell Scholarship provides support for one academic year of postgraduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland. Students must have a record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others that indicate a potential for leadership and contribution to society. Students may consider any field offered at these universities for which they are prepared. For further information please visit http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/.To be considered by the national Mitchell selectors, an applicant who is currently a full-time student must be endorsed by his or her undergraduate or graduate institution. Go here for additional details. To receive IU's endorsement, an applicant must follow the procedure outlined below.
If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or possible programs of study, please contact Trevor R. Brown, chair of the nominating committee, email@example.com or Paul Fogleman, Office of International Affairs, 201 N. Indiana Ave., 812-855-3948, firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible, an applicant must
IU Application ProcessIU administers a single application and nomination process for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill Scholarships. An applicant for one or more of these scholarships submits one application to the IU Nominating Committee.
Your application should include1. Three statements with the following information:
a) personal statement: Describe the academic and other interests and pursuits that have had the greatest influence on your academic and career ambitions (no more than 750 words);
b) reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland: Explain why you want to study in the United Kingdom and/or the Republic of Ireland and how you think this experience will benefit you in the future (no more than 500 words);
c) proposed academic program: Describe your proposed academic program, giving reasons for your choice and for your preferred university (no more than 500 words). If you are proposing to pursue a research degree, you should outline the research you wish to undertake.
2. A list of your activities and honors while in college, including prizes, scholarships, offices held, and extracurricular interests
In addition, you should arrange to have
3. Three references that comment on your work and accomplishments sent by your referees directly to Paul Fogleman at the address below. At least two of the references must be from faculty and at least one must be from someone familiar with your extracurricular leadership and activity. References will be confidential and will be used only for nominating procedures.
All items should be submitted by Monday, September 9, 2013, to:
IU Nomination Procedure
IU Nominating Committee members will read the application materials and invite students for required interviews to be held on the Bloomington campus after the campus deadline. The committee will notify applicants of its decision within a few days of the interviews. Committee members will assist the nominees with further preparation of their applications for the national competition.IU Mitchell Scholarship Winners
2006 - Kathleen Claussen
2004 - R. Paul Musgrave
2002 - Emily Mark
2001 - Elisabeth Yu