Local businessman and philanthropist Abraham Mitchell presented laptops and printers to a new group of Mitchell Scholars, outstanding freshman in the Mitchell College of Business who have been awarded the University’s most prestigious scholarship. The Mitchell Scholars receive full tuition, room-and-board and a book stipend, in addition to the laptops and printers. The scholarship is valued at $40,000 over four years. Abraham Mitchell started the endowed scholarship program 10 years ago. To date, it has offered $1.5 million in scholarships for 67 students, who have kept a collective grade point average of 3.8. At a recent reception for the scholarship winners and their families at the Mitchell College of Business are, from left, Amy Hebert of Biloxi; Avril McRae of Mobile; Abraham Mitchell; William Palacio of Daphne; Ryan Wiggs of Mobile; and MCOB Dean Dr. Carl Moore.