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Scholars Speak Podcast: Sean Findlen

In the latest episode of the Scholars Speak podcast, host Michele Martin, the 1999 Mitchell Scholar from Scarborough High School, catches up with Sean Findlen, the 1995 Scholar from Fort Fairfield Middle/High School and now AVP and Head of Enterprise Communications at Unum. Listen up as Findlen, who graduated from Bates College with a degree… Read more »

Twenty Additional Mitchell Scholarships to Be Awarded in 2023

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 50 seconds Every April, the Mitchell Institute Scholarship selection committee faces a perennial challenge: how to select one Mitchell Scholar from each of Maine’s public high schools when there is often more than one worthy applicant from the school. “The quality of finalists is so impressive that the longstanding tradition… Read more »

​‛Knowing how much both of my parents sacrificed for me lit a fire in me’

In December 2022, Mitchell Scholar Patrick Luizzo accomplished what his parents were unable to do at Northeastern University Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds For many Mitchell Scholars, one of the greatest celebrations of the holiday season is graduation. That’s how it was for Patrick Luizzo, the 2018 Scholar from Edward Little High School… Read more »

Alumni Answer the Call During MIAC-Led Alumnathon in December

December is widely regarded as the season of giving. Given the results of this year’s Alumnathon fundraising campaign, it must be a sentiment shared by many within the Mitchell Scholar Alumni community. During two weeks in early to mid-December, 15 members of the Mitchell Institute Alumni Council (MIAC) and Institute Board member Nate Kinney ’08… Read more »

Watch the January 2023 News Center Maine Interview with Four Mitchell Scholars

Within weeks of the 2023 Mitchell Scholarship application period opening, News Center Maine reporter Chloe Teboe visited the Mitchell Institute for interviews with four Mitchell Scholars about the impact of the Scholarship and its many wraparound supports on college-going young people statewide. Joining Teboe for the interview that aired on Jan. 18, 2023, were (left… Read more »