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Mitchell Institute Receives $500,000 Grant from John T. Gorman Foundation to Support Promise Scholars Program 

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 53 seconds Made in honor of longtime John T. Gorman Foundation board member Weston Bonney, the grant will fund scholarships and programming for an annual cohort of Mitchell Scholars who have overcome extraordinarily challenging circumstances. The Mitchell Institute, a nonprofit scholarship organization founded by Senator George J. Mitchell to improve… Read more »

Giving Because Scholars Need More Than Money to Thrive in Higher Education

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 42 seconds Ask most donors why they choose to support the Mitchell Institute, and you’ll hear a heartwarming refrain: helping hardworking, bright, young people in Maine afford a college education and reach their potential is a truly satisfying way to invest in the state’s future. The same is true for… Read more »

Mitchell Scholar Ellen Sabina Sows Support for Farmers Statewide

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 55 seconds Ellen Sabina has a lot of Maine on her mind these days — nearly 1.5 million acres, give or take, as well as the people who farm it. Sabina is the Director of Farmer Engagement and Organizing for the Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide nonprofit organization that protects… Read more »

Scholars Speak Podcast: Charis Loveland

Listen up as Charis Loveland, the 1998 Scholar from Bonny Eagle High School and a 2002 graduate of Bates College, shares insights on her path to becoming the Global Program Manager at Amazon Web Services (specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning), why she believes emotional intelligence is the key to gaining personal and professional… Read more »

Scholars Carve Their Way to a Stronger Community at UMaine

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 33 seconds When Lauren Turcotte Seavey asked fellow Mitchell Scholars at the University of Maine what they wanted to do for fun this fall, many spied an opportunity for something they hadn’t done in years. “After MILE I, Scholars on campus were excited about the new friendships that were forming… Read more »