Brittany Collins | Dec. 5, 2013 | Notre Dame News
Awarded to only 12 people every year, the George Mitchell Scholarship is sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The nationally competitive award is named after the former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who served as chairman in the Northern Ireland peace process. The scholarship is designed to connect future American leaders with Ireland, and provides tuition, accommodations, and living and travel stipends.
Hayes, who studied English and Arabic while at Notre Dame, will use the Mitchell Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Irish literature at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is the first Mitchell Scholar from Notre Dame since 2007.