Since 2000, we have conducted longitudinal scholarship research to learn about the experiences of Mitchell Scholars and Alumni. The scholarship application process provides baseline demographic data on family background, high school academic performance and extracurricular activities, and college financing. To continue to evaluate the impacts of the programs and resources we provide Scholars, we conduct a survey each year throughout college asking about Mitchell Scholars’ college academics and extracurricular activities, summer work opportunities, community engagement, and college financing issues.
In a similar vein, our Alumni survey collects information on graduate study, careers, families, and personal goals. It serves as another vital way through which Alumni can let us know how we can help them – and vice versa. Over time, this annual study has documented the ways members of the Mitchell Institute family navigate college and careers, the educational and professional choices they make after college, and the effect of combining scholarship aid with support services and informal mentoring. We take these findings and apply them to make sure we’re offering the help that Scholars and Alumni need.
2017 Longitudinal Survey Findings
A brief summation of findings from our 2017 Mitchell Scholar Longitudinal Study.