December 15, 2008
The trustees of the Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation (MEHEAF) has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to UMFK student Lee Dubois of Fort Kent.
On behalf of the Maine Bankers’ Association, Peter St. John, Katahdin Trust Company senior vice president commercial services, made the presentation to Dubois at a special luncheon held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Acadia House with members of the UMFK faculty, administration and Lee’s parents, Donald (Butch) and Kim in attendance.
UMFK President, Dr. Richard W. Cost, and his wife, Ellen, hosted the luncheon.
Lee is a senior pursuing a major in E-commerce. He maintains a high grade-point average. In 2007, he earned an associate degree in business management. While at the Fort Kent Community High School he graduated in 2004 with honors. Currently, Lee is a supervisor at Synergy Solutions in Fort Kent.
The Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation (MeHEAF) was established in the 1950s to support a guarantee fund for student loans. The founders included a wide range of banks, businesses, community organizations, and individuals.
In 1990, the MeHEAF trustees -- the Maine Bankers Association board of directors -- seeking to continue the original intent of its founding members, began a scholarship program funded by the return of its original loan guarantee funds.
Participating schools select scholarship recipients who are in their second, third, or fourth year of study and who are Maine high school graduates majoring in a business-related subject. Recipients are chosen based upon academic standing. All scholarships are awarded for second semester expenses.