Mitchell Scholarship

Funds post-baccalaureate study in almost any discipline in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Candidates under the age of 30 with a record of leadership and a commitment to public service can apply. US citizenship is required.

Internal Pitt Deadline: 27 August 2019

Final Deadline: 31 September 2019

Begin Today

  • Research different programs in Ireland that match your interests. Be prepared to discuss your program ideas at your first advising appointment with a Scholar Mentor.
  • Identify 4 recommendation writers.
  • Schedule an advising appointment with Aidan Beatty to discuss programs, candidate profile, and recommendation letter writers (get on calendar now for all appointments).
  • Upload your CV or resume to your UHC Scholarship Profile (contact Aidan Beatty at if you do not have a profile).
  • Read every page on the Mitchell website.
  • Network with faculty (if possible) and former students in your program of interest in Ireland.

May to August 

  • Work on application and essay drafts. The essay must be your own work.
  • Send recommendation packet to your referees no later than July 15. Include a succinct program description, points in your profile they should address, unofficial transcripts, CV, etc. Also include the UK Award Recommendation Letter Guidelines (you will receive these after you discuss your letter writers with an advisor).
  • Complete your supporting documents, application, short answers, and list of activities.
  • Meet with a Scholar Mentor to review your application components.
  • Order your transcripts from all universities attended.

August 27

  • Email complete application via attachments to Aidan ( A campus endorsement committee will then review the materials under consideration for endorsement. We will ask your recommendation writers to send us drafts of their letters by this date as well. 
  • DO NOT CLICK “SUBMIT” ON THE APPLICATION! Once the application is submitted, it CANNOT be unsubmitted.

September 27

  • FINAL APPLICATIONS DUE for all University-endorsed students (email ALL final materials to Aidan).
  • DO NOT CLICK “SUBMIT” ON THE APPLICATION! Once the application is submitted, it CANNOT be unsubmitted.
  • Submit your final application through the Mitchell online system.