George Mitchell Scholarships Support Mainers at Bowdoin

In a recent Mitchell Institute video featuring Abby Roy ’16, the Bowdoin junior says she promised her parents she would cover half her college tuition. During Roy’s senior year of high school, her mother drew a big thermometer on a poster to track the scholarships her daughter won, coloring the thermometer in with bands of red each time she received good news.

Being awarded a Mitchell scholarship was a particularly sweet achievement for Roy, who is from Winslow, Maine. Her father grew up in Waterville, the hometown of Sen. U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell ’54, the backer behind the scholarship. Roy’s mother is assistant principal at the George J. Mitchell School in Waterville. Read the full story.

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