Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute

🏆 Available:
💰 $10,000
⏳ 04/01

Scholarship Description

The Mitchell Institute awards scholarships to graduating students from every public high school in Maine each year. The scholarship award is in the amount of $10,000 and Mitchell Scholars have up to six years to use the funds. An award check in the amount of $2500 will be disbursed to each Scholar annually for up to four years.

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must be a legal resident of Maine and a graduating student from a public high school in Maine. Students who attend a public school in Maine but come 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 graduations. Students pursuing a two-year degree are eligible for up to four years of scholarship support if they continue their educations beyond the initial two years. Mitchell Scholars may attend colleges in- or out-of-state.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required

How To Apply

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Donor: Mitchell Institute

The mission of the Mitchell Institute is to increase the likelihood that young people from every community in Maine will aspire to, pursue, and achieve a college education.