EMCC Students Luke Malloy and Stephen Philbrook Receive MEREDA Scholarships

October 23, 2017

left to right: Jennifer Khavari, EMCC Director of Advancement; Luke Malloy; and Bev Uhlenhake, MEREDA board member

left to right: Bev Uhlenhake, MEREDA board member; Stephen Philbrook; Shelly Clark, MEREDA VP of Operations; and Jennifer Khavari, EMCC Director of Advancement













Luke Malloy, of Moscow, Maine, and Stephen Philbrook, of Troy, Maine, both second-year Eastern Maine Community College students, have each been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for study during the current academic year.

Malloy, a graduate of Kennebec Valley High School in Bingham, Maine, is currently studying in EMCC’s Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making program. Philbrook, a nontraditional student working to acquire new skills, is currently enrolled in the Civil Engineering program. Both students expect to graduate in May 2018.

Malloy and Philbrook 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 workplace 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.”

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

For more information on Maine’s Community Colleges, go to: http://www.mccs.me.edu