Crystal House, left, and Elena McNeil, right, both second-year students in the Business Administration and Management program at Central Maine Community College, have been awarded $1,250 scholarships from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for study during the current academic year. They are pictured here with Shelly Clark, MEREDA vice president of operations.
Elena, who lives in West Paris, earned high honors last fall. A full-time student, she is employed at Walmart in Oxford and also works with horses at MC Farms in South Paris. She hopes to devote full time to the farm after she graduates in May. Crystal has earned both high honors and president’s honors in her studies here at CMCC. She lives in Rangeley and hopes to one day start her own business.
Elena and Crystal are two of 14 Maine community college students to receive a generous scholarship from MEREDA. The funds for the scholarships were raised through MEREDA’s annual “Strikes for Scholars” bowl-a-thon in May. The association’s goal is to support Maine students as they prepare for careers in areas of study that promote MEREDA’s mission of responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the state.
MEREDA began its scholarship program over six years ago for students in the building trades and has continued to grow and support the program. Since 2014, MEREDA has raised and donated over $73,000 in scholarships assisting 57 Maine community college students. More information on MEREDA is available at http://mereda.org/.