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George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship

Mitchell Application 2015-2016
Applications due February 6, 2015
Selection of scholarship recipients by April 10, 2015

The George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship honors the Northern Ireland peace accord brokered by Senator Mitchell between the governments and peoples of Ireland and the United Kingdom. The accord was reached on Good Friday, April 10, 1998, and accepted by vote of the citizens of Ireland and Northern Ireland on May 22, 1998.

The Peace Scholarship is an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the University level. During the 2015-2016 academic year, students from Maine will be in residence in the city of Cork on the south coast of Ireland, at the University College Cork of the National University of Ireland. The first Peace Scholarship exchanges took place during the 1999-2000 academic year.

The University of Maine System will award one full scholarship or two one-semester scholarships per year.

Each student selected for this exchange will be named a George J. Mitchell Exchange Scholar.


  • Be age 18 or older and be eligible for international travel at the time of the exchange.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Be a Maine resident for at least one year by the application deadline (paying in-state tuition).
  • Have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to community service.
  • Be a full-time, matriculated, undergraduate student in the University of Maine System (UMS) and enrolled in a degree program.
  • Have successfully completed 24 credits in residence at a UMS institution by the application deadline. AP and transfer credits are not considered.
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Award and Award Period

Scholarship recipients will participate in the exchange at the University College Cork (UCC) in Cork, on the south coast of Ireland, within one year after receiving the award.

Mitchell Scholarship Advisors

University of Maine: Orlina Boteva, Assistant Director of Study Abroad
University of Southern Maine: Kaoru Phillips, Assistant Director of International Programs
University of Maine at Augusta: Wendy Hazard, Assistant Professor of History
University of Maine at Farmington: Lynne Eustis, Assistant Director, International Programs
University of Maine at Fort Kent: Mariella Squire, Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Maine at Machias: Stuart Swain, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Maine at Presque Isle: Megan Lightbown, Ast. Director, Student Support Services

Useful Websites

University College Cork (UCC) – http://www.ucc.ie
UCC Modules Catalog - http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/visiting/modules/
University of Maine System (UMS) – http://www.maine.edu
U.S. State Department/U.S. Embassies and Consulates – http://usembassy.gov/
U.S. State Department – Passport Services – http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
U.S. State Dept. – Tips for Traveling Abroad – http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html
International Student ID Card – http://www.myisic.com
Mobility International USA for students with disabilities – http://www.miusa.org
Holiday Ireland – http://nci.ie/holiday