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MEIA Education Foundation Scholarship Accepting Ap

3/16/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew Greg Dugal, Executive Director 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association kewr@glance.net (207) 865-6100 Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation Opens Application Process for 25th Hospitality Scholarship Program Scholarships to encourage & support Maine students pursuing hospitality careers Freeport, ME – March 16, 2009 – The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA), through their affiliation, the Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, is now accepting applications for their 25th Annual Scholarship program, announced MEIA Executive Director Greg Dugal. The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation scholarship program is designed to inspire and meet the partial needs of Maine students pursuing careers in hotel administration or culinary sciences. “Tourism remains the largest industry and employer in the state, offering Maine residents a wide range of good job opportunities, “said Dugal. “We are pleased to support this vital industry with scholarships that provide both inspiration and partial support to local students pursuing careers in hospitality.” Any Maine resident who has been accepted to a fully accredited school with specialties in hotel administration or culinary sciences, such as Beal College or Southern Maine Technical College, and is pursuing a career in hospitality is encouraged to apply for a scholarship award ranging from $500 to $2000. Applications must be received before April 10, 2009 and will be reviewed by a selection committee. Awards will be made based on scholarship merit, employment history, financial need, extra curricular activities and desire to work in hospitality. More than 190 Maine students have been awarded over $120,000 in the past 24 years. For more information on the Education Foundation please call the 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 700 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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