With more than 500 scholarships, the Maine Community Foundation offers financial aid to students across the state pursuing a wide range of educational opportunities.The “scholarship season” at MaineCF is under way—it’s time to apply.

Scholarship Manager Cherie Galyean offers some tips for students looking for scholarships in this online article written by a former Gannett Journalism Scholarship recipient. The Finance Authority of Maine, or FAME, is offering in-person college financial aid sessions through the month of February.

The winter edition of Maine Ties, MaineCF’s newsletter, is focused on education. Highlights include a “call to education” by MaineCF President and CEO Meredith Jones, and a special feature on the Worthington Scholarship Fund, which benefits students at Oceanside High School East in Rockland.

Caption: Students at Oceanside High School East.

Photo Jim Dugan