Mitchell scholarship body claims ‘misleading’, says Rhodes

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The head of the Rhodes scholarship programme has dismissed as ‘misleading’ claims by the US-Ireland Alliance that a majority of students choose its scholarship instead. The Mitchell scholarship, which is managed by Trina Vargo, the head of the US-Ireland Alliance, was established almost 20 years ago and named after Senator George Mitchell …” (more)

[Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times, 3 June]

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Clintons say vendetta claim in book ‘patently false’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Bill and Hillary Clinton have dismissed allegations in a new book on the Ireland-US relationship that funding was cut for scholarship programme because of a personal vendetta against the scheme’s founder. Representatives for the Clintons hit back on Tuesday at a series of claims …” (more)

[Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times, 5 March]

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Clintons deny cutting Irish scholarship funding

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Bill and Hillary Clinton have denied claims contained in a new book that they tried to get a scholarship to Ireland for a boyfriend of their daughter Chelsea and deny cutting funding to the scholarship programme to punish the organiser …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 5 March]

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Experience of Mitchell scholars ‘continues long after leaving Ireland’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Life on February 19th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The US-Ireland Alliance was set up by former political aide Trina Vargo in 1998 amid concerns about the relationship between the countries, with the Mitchell Scholarship aiming to connect future US leaders to Ireland. More than 200 students have studied at postgraduate level in Ireland under the programme named after former US senator George Mitchell, who chaired the talks leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement …” (more)

[Simon Carswell, Irish Times, 19 February]

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Scholarships in doubt after funding withdrawals

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The future of the prestigious George Mitchell scholarships, which allows top US students to study in Ireland for a year, is under threat due to the withdrawal of funding by Irish and American governments, businesses, and philanthropists …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh, Irish Examiner, 9 May]

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Congressional support to continue funding US-Irish scholarship programme

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 3rd, 2013 by steve

“A US Congressional committee has weighed in to support another year of US government funding for the George J Mitchell Scholar programme, which sends US students to Ireland for a year of study …” (more)

[Simon Carswell, Irish Times, 3 August]

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US state department reverses decision to stop funding Mitchell scholarship scheme

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 2nd, 2012 by steve

“The US state department has reversed its decision to eliminate funding for the Mitchell Scholars programme. The move was confirmed yesterday by the US-Ireland Alliance which oversees the programme …” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 2 August]

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Decision to cut Mitchell Scholarship funding is reversed

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 1st, 2012 by steve

“The US State Department has decided to reverse its decision to eliminate funding for the Mitchell Scholarship programme, according to the US-Ireland Alliance which organises it …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 August]

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Saving Educational Exchanges with Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 25th, 2012 by steve

“The US State Department has recently decided to cut all funds for the George J Mitchell Scholarship program for fiscal year 2013. Born out of the peace process in Northern Ireland in which former Senator George Mitchell played a pivotal role …” (more)

[Anne Glusker, Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 July]

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Mitchell grants in doubt as US withdraws funds

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 23rd, 2012 by steve

“Doubts have emerged about the future of one of the most praised initiatives to come out of the Belfast Agreement following a decision by the US state department to withdraw funding from the George Mitchell scholarship programme …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 23 June]

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George Mitchell Scholarship

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 13th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he provides any funding to students on the George Mitchell Scholarship in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 11 January]

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New Mitchell Scholars in Ireland describe their first experiences

Posted in Life on January 12th, 2011 by steve

“The latest group of students who have been awarded George Mitchell Scholarships to study in Ireland have been busy blogging about their experiences …” (more)

[Study in Ireland, 12 January]

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State pays €20m to fund 12 US students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 21st, 2010 by steve

“The government has volunteered to put €20m into a fund to bring 12 US students to Ireland on scholarship each year. The investment will be placed in an endowment fund to support the George Mitchell Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1999 …” (more)

[Ken Foxe, Sunday Tribune, 21 March]

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€20 million for Mitchell scholarships

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 17th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“The Government plans to put an extra €20 million into the George Mitchell Scholarship Fund over the next number of years to secure the future of the prestigious programme, according to the Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD. Minister O’Keeffe has sent the George Mitchell Scholarship Fund (Amendment) Bill 2009 to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel for formal drafting following a Government decision approving the general scheme of the Bill. It’s expected the Bill will be published in the autumn …” (more)

[CorkPolitics.ie, 17 August]

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