Lawmakers raise scholarship funds

Posted March 14, 2009, at 5:32 p.m.

AUGUSTA — Maine’s 2009 Legislative Memorial Scholarship Auction is being staged Tuesday night at the Augusta Civic Center.

The event features a raffle and live auction that begins at 6 p.m.

The Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1995. Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded each spring to one student from each of Maine’s sixteen counties.

Awards are made to Maine residents attending Maine institutions of higher education based on academic standing and need.

Organizers say the 2008 auction raised over $25,000.