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03/29/05 - MEIA Education Foundation Scholarship

5/20/2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Sara Brazer Brazer Communications (860) 355-8229 Greg Dugal, Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation Announces its Twenty-First Hospitality Scholarship Program Freeport, ME – March 29, 2005 – The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation, affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association – a leading provider of information and support to the lodging and tourism industry of Maine, announced today that it is accepting applications for its “Twenty First Annual Scholarship Program.” The program, designed to meet the partial needs of Maine students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry, has awarded over $110,000 in scholarship money to 168 recipients since its inception. Over the past 20 years, The Maine Innkeepers Association has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships. Students are judged by a selection committee that looks at many different criteria including scholastic record, financial data, extra curricular activities, desire for a career in the hospitality industry, and employment record. Scholarship awards are given only to students who have been accepted to fully accredited schools, with specialties in hotel administration and culinary sciences. These schools include, but are not limited to: all hospitality schools with State University Systems, all private Universities and Colleges, and Maine Technical College System. “It’s a pleasure to continue our scholarship program, and offer inspiration to students in Maine,” said Greg Dugal, Executive Director, Maine Innkeepers Association. “We will continue to support the young adults of Maine to pursue careers in hospitality, provide jobs that keep them in Maine, and help build the growing business of tourism in this state.” All applications are due by April 15, 2005. For more information or an application, please call The Maine Innkeepers Association at (207) 865-6100 or email info@maineinns.com. About the Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation is affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association, a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors, that 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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