Michael Marino graduated from SMCC in May 2017 in construction technology. He is currently attending Cork Institute of Technology for the spring 2018 semester.
The George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship provides opportunities for students from the Maine Community College System to study in Ireland for a semester. The Scholarship honors the Northern Ireland peace accord brokered by Senator Mitchell between the governments and peoples of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Successful MCCS applicants are eligible to attend the Cork Institute of Technology on the south coast of Ireland.
The scholarship covers:
Students who are awarded the scholarship should budget for:
The selection process is competitive and students must complete an application and interview in order to be considered for the award. Emphasis is placed on academic success, maturity, leadership, and community service. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are strongly encouraged to meet with their Dean of Students as early in the process as possible.
To be considered for a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship, a student must: