Small steps now enable big dreams later.

Harold Alfond believed every Maine child should have an opportunity to receive higher education. The Alfond Grant will get you started and making a saving plan will help build a strong foundation for your child’s future.

The Alfond Grant:
$500 for Maine Children

All babies born as Maine residents since 2013 have been automatically awarded a grant of $500 towards their future college or training expenses from the Alfond Scholarship Foundation. The Alfond Grant was also available on a more limited basis from 2008-2012. 1

Your Roadmap to a Strong Future

The Alfond Grant is your child’s head start on higher education. Build on it by making a savings plan and setting aside money for college. Doing so now can make all the difference for your child later. 

Learn and plan for your child’s future.

It’s never too early to help your child build a strong future!

Check the status of your family’s Alfond Grant.

How much is your child’s Alfond Grant worth today?

Set aside a little money each month.

Savings for higher education can make all the difference.

Your Stories

How has the Alfond Grant made a difference for you and your child? We’d love to hear your stories!

I’m so proud of my granddaughter! I want to do all I can for her as she grows and learns, so I’ve also signed up to make automatic contributions to help her pay for higher education.

“What did you do at school today?” was always a topic at dinner, but the kids never really engaged. Then we decided to try TwoTruths and a Lie. We’re hearing more about what they are learning and doing and they are enjoying thinking up a creative “lie” about their school day!

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1 The Alfond Grant is not automatic in all circumstances and is also available in limited other circumstances. The use of the Alfond Grant is also subject to certain restrictions—see Alfond Grant Guidelines.