The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship each year to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine. The scholarship award is for $8,000, paid out in four equal installments of $2,000. With this scholarship comes an array of personal, academic and professional support programs along with a network of over 2,400 Mitchell Scholars, Alumni, and partners. The focus of the Mitchell Institute has always been, and continues to be, Maine students attending Maine colleges and universities. In an effort to help as many Maine students as possible obtain a higher education, the Mitchell Institute also has scholarships available for Maine students planning to attend college out of state.
While the Mitchell Institute may be best known for its financial awards, Scholars insist we are so much more than a check. Once Scholars are selected, the Mitchell Institute helps them navigate college and the world beyond through a wide range of personal and professional support programs. The Institute’s approach works: 85% of Mitchell Scholars complete college and achieve a degree, compared with 55% of students nationally.