The Mitchell Institute unlocks the potential of Maine college students so they can contribute to the vitality of their communities. We award scholarships each year to graduating students from Maine’s public high schools as they pursue higher education. Recipients of the Mitchell Scholarship represent more than 130 high schools from every community in Maine, and each Mitchell Scholar receives a scholarship award for $10,000 that is paid in four installments of $2,500. In an effort to help more Maine students attain higher education, the Mitchell Institute provides scholarships for Maine students planning to attend two- and four-year degree programs.
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be a full-time resident of Maine and be on track to graduate from a public high school in Maine. Applicants should plan to attend a two-year or four-year degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation. Students pursuing a two-year degree are eligible for up to four years of scholarship support if they continue their education beyond the initial two years. To apply for the Mitchell Scholarship, eligible high school students must submit an online application form between January 1 and April 1 in the spring before they graduate from high school. Candidates are evaluated based on academic potential, community impact and financial need.