YCCC Student Receives MEREDA Scholarship

November 25, 2019
Jason Arey -YCCC Dean of Students, Julie Sevigny and Shelly Cook from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association.

Jason Arey -YCCC Dean of Students, Julie Sevigny and Shelly Cook from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association.

YCCC student Julie Sevigny of Sanford has been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for study during the current academic year.

14 Maine community college students receive a generous scholarship from MEREDA. To qualify, students must be a Maine resident, have financial need, and be enrolled as a second-year student in a building trades, architecture, construction, engineering or business program at a Maine community college.

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. In recent years, the association has raised enough funds to provide scholarships to two students at each of the seven Maine community colleges.

MEREDA began its scholarship program for students in the building trades and professions over seven years ago and has continued to grow and support the program. Since 2014, MEREDA has raised and donated over $90,000 in scholarships assisting 71 Maine community college students.

“MEREDA is a strong supporter of trades and professions associated with real estate and the real estate development industry in Maine, and recognizes how important these professions, that provide good jobs and careers, have been to our state, the economy and the real estate industry. The building trades and professions provide high paying lifelong opportunities for our residents,” said Gary Vogel of Drummond Woodsum and MEREDA president. “An educated workforce is vital to support economic development. We are pleased to help these deserving students achieve their goals and our members look forward to the contributions they will make to our industry, our state and our economy.”

For more information on MEREDA go to: http://mereda.org/