PORTLAND — The determination process for the 2022 Lila Grace Amirault Scholarships has begun, with any Catholic students attending a Catholic high school in Maine eligible to submit an application.

The scholarship fund was established by Patrick Amirault through the Catholic Foundation of Maine in 2013. Amirault wanted to honor the memory of his wife, Lila, and show his gratitude for the care and education he received at a Catholic school in Malden, Mass., where he grew up as one of nine children in a poor family. Although Amirault is now also deceased, the scholarships continue to benefit Maine Catholic high school seniors.

To view an application and scholarship requirements, click here or visit www.portlanddiocese.org/sites/default/files/files/Amirault2022.pdf. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Feb. 18.

The Catholic Foundation of Maine provides opportunities for people to create or contribute to charitable funds that enhance the work of the Church in Maine. If you would like to learn more about how you can create a lasting legacy like the one left by Patrick Amirault, please contact Elizabeth Badger, executive director of CFM, at 207-321-7820 or elizabeth.badger@portlanddiocese.org. For more information, you can also visit www.catholicfoundationmaine.org.