Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be a full time resident of Maine and graduating in the spring from a public high school in Maine. Boarding students from households with residency outside of Maine are not eligible to apply for the Mitchell Scholarship. 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. Candidates are evaluated based on the following criteria: academic potential, community impact, and financial need.
Scholarship Amount: $10,000 to be paid out in four equal installments of $2,500
Deadline Description: Online applications must be submitted by April 1 of the award year, along with a current high school transcript with mid-year grades; recommendation letter from a high school teacher, counselor, or principal; and the Student Aid Report (SAR), generated by completing the FAFSA. Applicants must also submit by May 1 of the award year the acceptance letter and financial aid offer (a screenshot from online account is acceptable) from their top-choice college.
Deadline Date: April 1st
Nonspecific to course of study
How is this Awarded? The strongest applicants demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and community impact.
Beyond the $10,000 scholarship, the Mitchell Institute provides numerous resources and programs including:
• Leadership and career development events
• Access to a wide array of professional networks
• Customized career advising and personal support through individual meetings with Mitchell Institute staff and community members
• Fellowship Awards of up to $1,500 to support internships and personal/professional growth opportunities
• Emergency financial assistance for unexpected financial challenges