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Aspirations Survey Report - December 2013
This summer the Mitchell Institute surveyed Maine high school principals and guidance counselors about student aspirations in Maine, and we have analyzed the responses. Download the Executive Summary (2 pages) or the Full Report (9 pages).
Mitchell Institute Welcomes Americorps Member - October 2013
We are pleased to welcome Keri Westbaker, the MI's first-ever Americorps member! Keri joins us for a one-year term as Aspirations Program Coordinator. She is serving through Goodwill Industries of Northern New England's Great Strides Rural Education Corps.
Mitchell Institute Annual Report - July 2013
Download the Mitchell Institute's latest annual report, designed by Garrand.
Mitchell Scholar Survey Results - Posted: 3.2.12
We have posted new reports from our longitudinal study of Mitchell Scholars. According to 2011 survey responses: 65% of responding Mitchell Scholar Alumni live in Maine, and 80% have a job related to long-term career interests; the sense of connection among Mitchell Scholars has grown steadily over the past three years; and most Scholars (54%) rate their chances of finding a career-field job in Maine good or excellent. Visit our Scholar Research web page.
Senator Mitchell Interview - Posted: 2.13.12
Senator Mitchell was interviewed recently about the importance of education in his life and the experiences that led him to start the Mitchell Scholarship. Watch the video.
2011 Mitchell Scholars and Scholarship Increase Announced - Posted: 6.6.11
Senator George J. Mitchell was in Maine today to announce the selection of this year's Mitchell Scholars--and to share news of an increase to the scholarships from $5,000 to $6,000 per student. "It is especially exciting to announce that the Board of Directors of the Institute recently approved an increase in the value of the scholarships we award. Beginning with the students just selected, the Mitchell Scholarships will be $6,000. We know that college costs are rising even as family resources are diminishing. This decision to increase the scholarship signals our commitment to Maine's students, and to the future of this great state," said Senator Mitchell. One hundred twenty-nine (129) Maine high school students have been chosen as the 2011 Mitchell Scholars--one from every public high school in the state. Read the news release, including a list of the 2011 Scholars.
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