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Meeting a Scholar at One Gala Inspires Giving at the Next

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds. The Mitchell Institute’s 2022 Fall Gala drew a record number of sponsors and guests who helped push the annual event’s fundraising total to an event-record $297,000 for Maine’s premiere scholarship organization. Among this year’s attendees was Parke Burmeister, a partner at and co-founder of Casco Bay Law, a… Read more »

Fall Fellowship Application Period Opens October 1

The Mitchell Fellowship Program supports Mitchell Scholars and Alumni who are pursuing opportunities for professional and personal development. The purpose of the program is to ensure that Scholars and Alumni don’t have to decline or forgo special opportunities just because of a lack of money. The Institute annually awards approximately 50 Fellowships to Scholars and Alumni,… Read more »

Mitchell Institute Names Longtime Maine Financial Aid Director Higher Education Professional of the Year

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds. Ron Milliken, who recently retired from a 47-year career in financial aid at the University of Maine at Farmington, received the inaugural honor at the Mitchell Institute’s annual Gala on Sept. 16, 2022. Contact: Marc Glass / 207-358-7742 PORTLAND, Maine — The Mitchell Institute, a Maine-based nonprofit… Read more »

An Enduring Gift of Resources and Responsibility from the College Club of Portland

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 27 seconds. The remaining leaders of the College Club of Portland (left to right): Carolyn Murray, Margaret Perkins, Shirley Pyles, Julie Howison, and Elizabeth Kean. For more than 120 years, the College Club of Portland’s members have raised funds for a singular and steadfast purpose: to help successive generations of… Read more »

Listen to the Scholars Speak Podcast with Brian Harris

Mitchell Institute · Scholars Speak Podcast with Mitchell Scholar Brian Harris In this next installment of the Mitchell Institute podcast Scholars Speak, Host Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, catches up with Brian Harris, the 2007 Mitchell Scholar from Penobscot High School, University of Maine graduate, and Founder & CEO of… Read more »