Mitchell Scholars Meet at UMaine 

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell spent Sunday at the University of Maine, meeting the newest Mitchell Scholars and their families.Each year, one graduating senior from every Maine public high school receives a Mitchell Scholarship for approximately five thousand dollars.The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic potential, community service, and financial need. Recipients must be residents of Maine who will be entering their first year of a two or four-year accredited college or university.Since 1995, the Mitchell Institute has awarded more than 7 million dollars in scholarships to more than 16 hundred Maine high school graduates.