Mitchell Scholars are selected based on academic promise, community impact, and financial need. From 1995 to present, we have helped 3,156 Scholars in counting. Including Fellowship Awards and emergency funds, the Institute has awarded $19.5 million overall to deserving students from every community in Maine.
Mitchell Scholars join in what we call the Mitchell Institute Family—an ever-growing group of supporters, friends, and community members who are dedicated to the success of these young people. This Family is more than just a professional network, but a lifetime of meaningful relationships. We believe every Maine student deserves an opportunity to succeed, and that success impacts not only the Scholar, but the communities we all live in as well.
For demographic, financial, and academic information on our latest class of Scholars, as well as the impacts of the Institute, please see our dashboard below. To get a picture of who our Scholars are, please see our Scholar Profiles page, or watch the video at bottom for an in-depth look at the statewide impact that the Institute has–on Scholars and Alumni, but also on the donors who make up our community.