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2021 Fall Gala Now Virtual

The Mitchell Institute Gala, the organization’s premier fundraising event, will return in 2021 as a virtual celebration. While we are disappointed to miss the chance to gather in person, we look forward to introducing guests to Mitchell Scholars safely and virtually. The event will take place over Zoom on Friday, September 17, from 4:00 p.m…. Read more »

The Mitchell Institute welcomes 2021 Mitchell Scholars

The Institute held a virtual Welcome Celebration in place of an in-person Welcome Brunch on Saturday, August 7th. 76 Scholars and over 100 attendees overall attended–including stakeholders from various colleges, Mitchell Institute Board and Senator’s Circle members, and parents/guardians of Scholars. 2020 Scholar Jean-Daniel Liwanga spoke to Scholars about his experience with Institute resources and… Read more »

The Mitchell Institute is hiring a summer intern!

We are looking for a talented Mitchell Scholar to intern with us this summer. Assignments will include data entry, assisting with mailings, filing, and some event prep for two annual events: a college aspirations collaboration with Camp Susan Curtis on July 29th and the Welcome Celebration for new Mitchell Scholars on August 7th. Some Microsoft… Read more »

Meg Baxter announces retirement

Meg Baxter will retire from her position as President and CEO of the Mitchell Institute on December 31, 2021. The Board and Staff are tremendously grateful for all she has given the Institute over these ten years. She has served admirably and effectively in her position since 2011, a period in which the Mitchell Institute… Read more »

The 2021 Mitchell Scholarship application is now open!

We welcome graduating students from Maine’s public high schools to submit applications before midnight on April 1, 2021. More information about the Mitchell Scholarship and the application process is available on our Scholarship page. We look forward to welcoming the 2021 Mitchell Scholars to our family!