Joseph Carrol and Brittni Basu are two of 14 community college students to receive a scholarship from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association
Brittni Basu and Joseph Carroll, second-year students at Northern Maine Community College, have each been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for the current academic year.
Brittni majors in Business Administration and Joseph double majors in Business Administration and Accounting. They both have future plans of obtaining their four-year degrees, but for now, are focused and committed to their pathways at NMCC.
They are two of 14 Maine community college students to receive a generous scholarship from MEREDA. This is the fourth year the organization has provided the scholarship. 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 raise enough each year to fund at least one scholarship at each of Maine’s community colleges and 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. This year, enough funds were raised to provide scholarships to two students at each of the seven Maine community colleges.
“MEREDA has identified workforce development as critically important to the future of real estate development. The building trades and professions provide high paying lifelong opportunities for our residents,” said Paul Peck of Drummond & Drummond, LLP and MEREDA president. “An educated workforce is vital to support economic development. MEREDA strongly supports a strong education system. In fact, over the past 5 years, MEREDA is proud to have raised and donated over $67,000 in scholarships assisting over 46 Maine students. 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.”