Welcome from the Alfond Scholarship Foundation

Hey there! Welcome to our first Parent & Caregiver newsletter. We will be providing you with quarterly updates about My Alfond Grant and other news and resources to help you support the future of Maine's children.

Did you know that there are now over 124,000 Maine children with an Alfond Grant?!


What's New

We recently updated our website!

We've added some great resources to help families prepare and plan for education after high school. Our Parent's Guide to Planning and Saving for you Child's Future! is a great place to start.

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Do you know much your child's Alfond Grant is worth today?

Did you know that the $500 Alfond Grant is invested for your child’s future education — and that the value of the grant can change over time? You can find out the current value by checking it out online.

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Here's the Fun

Fall is here and we are all about the changing leaves and everything that goes with this time of the year. Your child can celebrate fall with this fun fall-themed activity.

Simply print out the template to create a fall-themed acrostic poem. What's an acrostic poem? It's a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word or message. Encourage children to add a word that makes them think of fall - and then add some color to the seasonal shapes!

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Awesome Organizations


The Alfond Scholarship Foundation partners with many businesses and organizations. We work closely with the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) to help us to administer the Alfond Grant program! FAME is a quasi-independent state agency that expands business and educational opportunities to help Maine people and businesses succeed. FAME offers a suite of programs and services to help Mainers meet their educational goals no matter where they are in life. FAME is the administrator of NextGen 529®, Maine’s Section 529 plan. 

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Tips to Manage Back-to-School Stress

Well, it’s official: School is back in session in Maine and kids from Pre-K to 12th grade have returned to the classroom… or the Zoom room. School may look different for many kids this year, and for a lot of students, the place where school actually takes place changes day by day, week by week. That could mean homeschooling, distance learning, classroom learning – or any combination of the three – a situation that’s bound to create some stress for even the most secure kiddos (and their parents or caregivers, for that matter). With school underway and first-day jitters (hopefully) far behind them, now is a great time to strategize how you and your child will manage any stress that might arise throughout the school year. 

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Don't Forget

Families can easily find all they need to Check Their Grant Value, Sign Up for E-Delivery or Update Their Contact Information on our website.