The Maine Press Association recently awarded $2,000 in scholarships to two Maine journalism students

Amy Blanchard (L) and Ella Candage (R)

Recipients of 2024 scholarships are Amy Blanchard, a junior majoring in communications and pursuing minors in French and anthropology from Saco, Maine; and Ella Candage, a senior studying journalism with a minor in marketing from Manchester, Maine. Both Amy and Ella are students at the University of Maine at Orono.

The Maine Press Association has traditionally awarded scholarships every year to a junior or senior with financial need who plans to pursue a career in journalism. The funds come from the association’s annual scholarship auction.

To inquire about the scholarship, contact Maine Press Association Scholarship Committee Chair Maia Zewert at

Established in 1864, the Maine Press Association works to promote ethical journalism, to advocate for the interests of the journalists and organizations that constitute its membership, and to protect the freedom of the press and the public’s right to know.

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