Scholars honored

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington President Kathryn A. Foster was recently joined by Senator George J. Mitchell, Mitchell Institute scholarship director Jared Cash and current and alumni UMF recipients of the Senator’s Mitchell Institute scholarship at a dinner held in their honor on the University of Maine at Farmington campus.

Since Senator George J. Mitchell founded the Mitchell Scholarship Program in 1995, over $8.5 million has been awarded in scholarship assistance to more than 1,900 Maine students. UMF has 36 Mitchell Scholars currently enrolled, and over 120 Mitchell Scholar alumni—giving UMF the highest number of student Scholars, per capita, of any Maine school, according to Cash.