Mitchell Institute offers college scholarships

The Sen. George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute has opened the application process for its 2012 college scholarships.

Any Maine resident graduating from a public Maine high school in the spring with plans to enroll in a two- or four-year degree program by September 2012 is eligible to apply. The application deadline is April 1, 2012.

Visit the Mitchell Institute website for more information and to apply.

The Mitchell Institute board will make final decisions about which students are awarded scholarships. Those decisions are made on the basis of applicants’ academic performance and potential, community service and financial need.