Every year, we select at least one graduating senior from every public high school in Maine who demonstrates academic excellence, community leadership, and financial need.
From its inception, the Mitchell Institute has made investments in the futures of deserving Maine students. By awarding these vital scholarships, we invest more than $1.4 million in Maine’s future every year. Each Mitchell Scholar is provided with a broad range of support that begins with a $10,000 scholarship and later includes personal and professional development programming, opportunities for additional funding for internships and study-abroad experiences, and access to an alumni network that offers a lifetime of meaningful relationships and career advising.
Watch as Bryanna Alley, the 2020 Mitchell Scholar from South Portland High School and a recent Allied Health Sciences graduate of Plymouth State University, shares a story of loss, grit, and gratitude with Gala 2023 attendees.