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Some of the Wisdom Shared at the 2022 Welcome Celebration

The Mitchell Institute’s Welcome Celebration is an annual rite of passage for new Scholars and their families. Held in early August, just weeks before the start of the fall semester, it’s a chance for Scholars to meet each other, learn about the broad array of programs and supports offered by the Mitchell Institute, and commit… Read more »

For Aube, Going the Extra MILE Pays Off

Like many college graduates ready to enter the job market in spring 2020, Noah Aube encountered an unexpected roadblock. Aube, the 2016 Mitchell Scholar from Cony High School, was on the cusp of graduating from Amherst College with a bachelor’s in computer science. His transcript featured Dean’s List grades and credits from Aquincum Institute of… Read more »

Cash Writes in Press Herald Op-Ed: ‘We must fully account for true need in the cost of higher education’

Mitchell Institute President and CEO Jared Cash writes in the July 27, 2022, Portland Press Herald that “to fully understand the forces that are suppressing college enrollment nationwide, we need to look beyond the cost of higher education in terms of traditional expenses such as tuition, room, and board. Instead, it’s important to think more broadly about the true and sometimes invisible costs of earning a degree — and how this tally keeps higher education out of reach for too many Maine families.”

No-Agenda Meetings Are Where Scholars, Alumni Find Answers

Got a question or two? A no-agenda meeting with a member of the Mitchell Institute staff could be just the thing for you. So named because any topic is welcome, no-agenda meetings provide Mitchell Scholars and Alumni with a chance to ask Institute staff a broad range of questions and learn about resources available to… Read more »