FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College has announced that Sharon Dearborn and April Knapik each received a $1,500 scholarship from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association for study during the current academic year.

According to the KVCC news release, Dearborn, of Newport, is a second-year Business Administration — Accounting major. Knapik, of Fairfield, is a second-year Business Administration — Marketing major.

Dearborn and Knapik are two of 14 Maine community college students to receive a scholarship from MEREDA this year. This is the third year the association has provided the scholarship.

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

MEREDA raised the funds for the scholarships through its annual “Strikes for Scholars” bowl-athon in May, according to the release. 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 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.

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