The Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1994 by U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell. One of Senator Mitchell’s highest priorities is to expand and improve opportunities for the education of young people in Maine.

The Mitchell Institute awards scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Maine’s public high schools as they pursue higher education. In an effort to help as many Maine students as possible to attain higher education, the Mitchell Institute provides scholarships for Maine students planning to attend colleges both in-state and out-of-state.Once Scholars are selected, the Mitchell Institute helps them navigate college and the world beyond through personal and professional supports. Beyond offering the financial support of the scholarship, the Mitchell Institute is committed to offering a wide array of personal, academic and professional support programs, as well as a network of more than 2,500 Mitchell Scholars, Alumni, and partners – all of which amount to much more than a check.The recipients are to be selected according to the following criteria:- Each recipient must be a legal resident of Maine and must plan to attend a four-year or two-year degree program at an accredited college or university and must be a graduating senior from a public high school in Maine; applicants must be planning to enter their first year of college during the coming September.- Recipients will be chosen based on academic potential, community impact, and financial need.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $9,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes