Our ambitious plans include expanding the number of Mitchell Scholarships awarded to 200 each year and increasing the critical wraparound supports needed to ensure the additional Scholars’ success.
In 2024, the Mitchell Institute expanded the number of Mitchell Scholarships awarded by 20, bringing our annual total to 185 scholarships and $1.85 million invested in young people from every community in Maine. While our endowment can fund our plan to grow the number of Scholarships awarded in the coming years, the resulting increase in critical wraparound supports needed to ensure the additional Scholars’ success will depend upon greater generosity from members of the Mitchell Institute community.
Specifically, we aim to grow the breadth and depth of our proven signature programs, like the Welcome Celebration, MILE I, and MILE II, to ensure the success of our larger annual Scholar cohorts. We also aim to optimize partnerships with The Roux Institute, MaineHealth, and other organizations to provide career-development programming and pathways to industries with high workforce demand.
With your investment, we can and we will ensure that more hardworking young people in Maine have access to higher education, and in so doing we will provide communities statewide with a stronger and more educated workforce.
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