FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207-602-8500 Greg Dugal Executive Director Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 Haylee Munson of Cumberland Awarded Scholarship by Maine Innkeepers Association Education Foundation Freeport ME – June 22 2014 – Haylee Munson of Cumberland Maine was awarded a scholarship by The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) at the tenth annual Tees & Textbooks event held June 9th and 10th 2014 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport announced Greg Dugal President and CEO at MEIA. Munson received the Charlie Keegan award of $1000 which was sponsored by the Migis Hotel Group and presented by Jed Porta of the Migis Hotel Group. Munson is currently attending the University of Southern Maine and would like to begin a career in the hospitality industry as an event planner after graduation. She is working as a hostess at JP’s Bistro in Portland and interning with Diane York Weddings & Events. Hospitality is in her blood as her uncle once served on the Innkeepers Association Board of Directors. The Maine Innkeeper’s Education Foundation scholarship program began 10 years ago to inspire and offer partial support to students pursuing careers in hospitality. Over $180000. has been awarded to 273 Maine students since 2004. This year twelve Maine students received sponsored scholarships totaling $12000. “It is wonderful that our membership has once again risen to the occasion and exceeded last year’s contributions to the Maine Innkeeper’s Education Foundation” stated Dugal. “Our industry remains committed to offering support to Maine students and we hope many of them will remain in Maine with careers in hospitality.” Scholarships were awarded after review by a selection committee who considered scholastic records financial need extracurricular activities and a desire to work in hospitality to Maine students enrolled at fully accredited schools with specialties in culinary arts or hotel administration. This includes hospitality schools in the State University System private Universities or Colleges and Maine Community College Systems. Non- hospitality awards may also be available to employees and their families or family members of innkeepers. Maine Innkeeper’s Association Education Foundation is a 501c3 charity. Photo: Haylee Munson of Cumberland receives the Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation Scholarship from Jed Porta of the Migis Hotel Group at the Maine Innkeepers Association Tees and Textbooks Event at the Samoset Resort in Rockland. 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 ###