Bryant, Mahaleris named Maine Press Association Scholars

The Maine Press Association, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has awarded 2018–2019 Maine Press Association Scholarships to UMaine undergraduate students Hailey Bryant of Gorham, Maine, and Nina Mahaleris of Orono, Maine.

Bryant and Mahaleris are journalism majors. Bryant writes for The Maine Campus, the school’s independent student newspaper, and Mahaleris is completing an internship at the Bangor Daily News. Both look forward to pursuing careers in journalism.

The Maine Press Association Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students currently enrolled at a Maine college or university who plan to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must meet minimum grade-point average requirements, be seniors and demonstrate financial need.

To obtain an application for the 2019–2020 MPA Scholarship, email Michael Socolow, associate professor in the UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism, at

The MPA was founded in 1864 by a coalition of Maine newspaper proprietors. Since inception, it has been committed to the protection of freedom of the press in Maine and to the protection of Maine citizens’ rights to access public information. The MPA’s annual awards program has encouraged excellence in journalism in the state for more than a century. Visit the MPA website for more information, including its vital role in Maine’s civic life.