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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

In honor of the former Senator George J. Mitchell, this scholarship provides a unique learning opportunity for future American leaders to study in Ireland. Senator Mitchell was a key contributor to the Northern Ireland peace process and this scholarship rewards academically talented students who demonstrate a commitment to community and public service.

Scholarship: The Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Awarding Organization: The US-Ireland Alliance

Amount: Covers tuition, accommodation, and a living/travel stipend for one year of post graduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Up to 12

Eligible Students: Must be 18-30 years old and have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

How to Apply: Apply online and complete a short video interview.

Deadline: September 28

Website: https://www.us-irelandalliance.org/mitchellscholarship

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

 

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross.