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. (please read Tips & Advice web page). 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.