Nationally Competitive Scholarships

George J. Mitchell Scholarship

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UH Campus Preferred Deadline: May 10, 2013
UH Campus Deadline: August 26, 2013
National Deadline: October 1, 2013 

Description:
The Mitchell Scholars Program annually provides support for one year of postgraduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland for up to 12 students between the ages of 18 and 30. Applicants are judged based on scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service.

Important Notes:
Candidates must be nominated by the Office of Undergraduate Research to apply. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information.

Eligibility: 
Eligible candidates should:
  • Be U.S. citizens (permanent residents and U.S. Nationals are not eligible).
  • Be at least 18 years of age, but not yet 30 years old, by 30 September (those whose 30th birthday is on October 1 may not apply).
  • Hold a bachelor's degree before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence, leadership abilities, and concern for the greater good.
To Apply:
  1. Review the information and instructions online.
  2. Schedule an appointment to meet with a representative from the Office of Undergraduate Research
  3. At the meeting:
    • Plan to provide the names of four (4) letter writers.
    • Bring in a résumé listing awards, honors, activities, research, jobs, service, leadership, hobbies, etc. 

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Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research if you’re interested in applying for this scholarship.