Welcome from the Alfond Scholarship Foundation

Hey there parents & caregivers! We hope that you are finding our newsletters to be full of great news and resources. We will be providing you with quarterly updates about My Alfond Grant and other information to help you support the future of Maine's children.

For 10 years the Alfond Scholarship Foundation has automatically invested the $500 Alfond Grant on behalf of babies born Maine residents to help ensure their bright futures. The grant was available on a more limited basis from 2008-2012.

We’re so proud to say that over $70 million has been invested on behalf of more than 140,000 children. We want to thank all of our partners and families who have made this such an enormous success!

Learn more about how Maine families as well as our business, community & education partners across the state are helping to build bright futures for Maine children here.

Grow with ME!

5 Future Careers to Explore with Nature Loving Kids

Do you have a child who loves to be in nature? Whether they’re a beach bum, love to explore the woods, or are obsessed with animals – there’s a job for that! It’s never too early to inspire your child to dream big – no matter where their interests lie. While kids’ hobbies and interests often change over time, helping them think about future careers that align with their passions can help them dream big and picture a bright future. Here in Maine, we’re lucky to have many future career paths for kids who love being in nature, from STEM to fire safety. Below, we’re sharing five nature-based careers.

Take some time to read about them with your kiddo and if they want to learn more, there are lots of resources in your local library! A great starting point could be researching the different educational or training requirements of each career. Some require a four-year degree while others may be achieved through a certificate program.

Nature Careers to Explore

Help us shape future programming! 

The Alfond Scholarship Foundation is interested in learning about the impact of this grant program on children and families as they prepare for the future. Please take a moment to share your thoughts through this brief survey. It should only take about four minutes to complete, and your feedback will inform our planning for the next five years, when the first grant recipients will be graduating from high school! Your responses will be combined with those of other community members and will remain anonymous.

The survey can be completed here and will be available until January 27th.

Create a MyPlan and be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! 

Help your child build a strong foundation for their future with our MyPlan tool!

MyPlan is our free tool that helps you build a plan to save for your child's future education.

Use the Quick Start or personalize with Build Your Own plan and start planning for your child's big dreams later. 

Start your MyPlan

Does your child have an Alfond Grant? 

Was your child born a Maine resident after January 1, 2013? Then they have a $500 Alfond Grant! The Grant was also available on a more limited basis from 2008-2012. The Alfond Grant is your child's jump start for their education after high school.

To learn more and check the value of your child's grant visit our website.

Check your Grant's Value