Up To $60,000 Student Loan Repayment for Maine STEM Professionals

The Alfond Leader program seeks to attract and retain STEM professionals in Maine. The fifth application cycle is open and will provide student loan debt relief for people living and working in Maine in STEM-related fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Applications can now be accepted through May 15, 2019.

Claim Your Future® Enhanced by CollegeXpress®

FAME, in partnership with Carnegie Dartlet, recently launched a new college and scholarship search feature within the Claim Your Future (CYF)® website (claimyourfuture.com). CYF is a financial literacy game that teaches students about careers, higher education, and money management. The new feature connects students with the right higher education path and guides them to their career of choice.

FAME Launches Year-Long 20th Anniversary Celebration of Helping Maine

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) announced today its $20,000 Invest in ME 20th Anniversary Sweepstakes – awarding its biggest scholarship prize ever – to kick off its year-long 20th anniversary celebration of helping Maine families save for college and other post-secondary education opportunities. One lucky Mainer will receive the $20,000 scholarship prize.[1] Entries will be accepted from January 20 to May 29, 2019. For official rules, visit NextGenforME.com/EntertoWin.

FAME Approves Financing for New Rumford Hotel

At their February 21, 2019 monthly meeting, the board of directors of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) approved 75% commercial loan insurance on a $4.1 million loan by First National Bank to Pennacook Falls Investments, Ltd. (PFIL) for the construction of a sixty-three-room Best Western Plus Inn and Suites in downtown Rumford. The project is expected to create approximately nineteen jobs and help meet growing area lodging needs.