Mitchell Scholars are selected based on academic promise, community impact, and financial need. Since 1995, we have helped more than 3,600 Scholars and counting. Including Fellowship Awards and emergency funds, the Institute has awarded more than $24 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—it’s 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 outcomes of the Institute’s programming, please see our dashboard below. To get a picture of who our Scholars are, watch the video below for an in-depth look at the statewide impact that the Institute has on Scholars and Alumni, as well as the donors who make up our community.