Mainely Character, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides character-based scholarships to exemplary Maine high school seniors, is now accepting applications for 2019 graduates planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000 and will be awarded based on completed applications and personal interviews.

 Since 2000, Mainely Character has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships, funded entirely through the support of private donors and local businesses.

Online applications must be completed no later than March 1. For program details and to apply, visit