The Mitchell Scholarship aims to cultivate and recognize the intellectual prowess, leadership, and dedication to civic duty and community service of the next generation of American leaders.
About Mitchell Scholarship
The Mitchell Institute helps Maine college students reach their full potential so they can strengthen their local communities. Every year, we give scholarships to Maine’s public high school graduates who choose to pursue further education.
Each Mitchell Scholar receives a scholarship award of $10,000, which is paid in four equal installments of $2,500, and represents more than 130 high schools from every community in Maine.
The Mitchell Institute offers scholarships for Maine students wishing to enroll in two- and four-year degree programs at both in-state and out-of-state universities in an effort to aid more students in Maine in pursuing higher education.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Be 18 years of age or older, but not yet 30, on the date the application is due. For example, if the deadline is September 29 and you turn 30 on September 28, you are not eligible;
- Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar. Degrees from international accredited universities are acceptable, if all other conditions are met;
- While married applicants or applicants with partners are accepted, no allowance is made for the expenses of an applicant’s spouse, partner, or dependents.
For a year of study in Ireland, the Mitchell Scholarship covers the costs of tuition, living expenses, and foreign travel.
Three factors are used to evaluate applicants:
- leadership, and
- a sustained commitment to community and public service.
How to Apply
Applications can be completed and submitted online: http://mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship/
The Mitchell Scholarship program sponsors cohort-building activities throughout the year. Do well to apply now!