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Successful Scholarship Searches and Applications


with Nikki Vachon

Calendar Current session started Dec 6, 2023 at 6 pm

Scholarships can go a long way in helping students cover college costs, but being successful in the scholarship application process can take some work. In this session you’ll learn to build and

work on your own scholarship application plan. You’ll also learn about and try out different

scholarship websites, learn how to best use a scholarship information tracker, and learn to avoid some of the challenges of the scholarship process.  Students and parents interested in learning about the scholarship process can join Nikki Vachon, College Access Counselor with the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour workshop as we talk about scholarships.  This

workshop is offered by FAME in partnership with adult education programs across Aroostook,

Hancock, Penobscot and Washington Counties.  This is live online using ZOOM. 

Nikki Vachon, College Access Counselor at FAME will be sharing information about programs that student loan borrowers might want to take advantage of. She has worked in the financial aid field for over 26 years and is passionate about sharing information and helping students and borrowers. She welcomes interaction and questions in classes and will end the session with helping attendees get started on their scholarship search.

Financial Wellness: Building Wealth


with To be announced

Curious about how to improve your financial future?  Maybe you’re just looking for a way to improve your current cash flow.  In this session we’ll talk about money building strategies including making the most of your existing income and finding a gig to increase the money in your pocket.  We’ll also talk about banking and investing tools that can get your money work for you. Join the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1 hour virtual workshop as we talk building wealth.

Saving for Your or Your Child's Higher Education


with Marie Pelletier

Is higher education in your family’s future?  Join a college savings specialist from the Finance Authority of Maine to talk about planning and saving for higher education. Come learn about the aspirational and financial impacts of savings for students of all ages, as well as the program highlights of Maine’s Section 529 plan, a tool many families use to prepare for higher education expenses. Join Marie Pelletier, College Savings Counselor from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1 hour virtual session and get a head start on saving for your child or grandchild’s higher education.

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