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4/7/08- 26th Education Foundation Scholarship Pr

4/14/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact Information: Rauni Kew 207-602-8500 Greg Dugal, Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association 207-865-6100 Maine Innkeepers Launch 26th Annual Scholarship Program Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation Scholarship program is designed to help Maine students pursue careers in hospitality Freeport, ME – April 7, 2007 – The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association, announced the 24th Annual Scholarship Program for Maine students pursuing careers in hospitality. The Maine Innkeepers Association has been accepting applications for the scholarship program designed to meet the partial needs of local students currently enrolled in hotel administration or culinary sciences. “We are delighted to continue the scholarship program that provides support and inspiration to young adults pursuing careers in hospitality,” stated Greg Dugal, Executive Director of Maine Innkeepers Association. “Tourism remains the economic driver for the state and creates opportunities for a wide range of good jobs and rewarding careers in hospitality. We are pleased to be able to support the growing and vital tourism industry in Maine in this way.” Scholarships are available to Maine residents who have been accepted to fully accredited schools with specialties in hotel administration or culinary sciences, such as Beal College or Southern Maine Technical College, and are pursuing a career in hospitality. Application received by April are reviewed by a selection committee and awards are made based on scholarship merit, employment history, financial need, extra curricular activities and desire to work in hospitality. Over the past 23 years more than $110,000 has been awarded to over 180 students in amounts ranging from $500 to $1000. For more information on the Education Foundation please call Maine Innkeepers Association at 207-865-6100 or email info@maineinns.com. About the Maine Innkeepers Association: The Maine Innkeepers Association, a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors, represents nearly 800 B&Bs, camps, cottages, hotels, inns, motels and resorts across Maine, and their suppliers. Through communication, education, promotion and government affairs, the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Maine Innkeepers Association is located in Freeport, ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com.

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