2016-11-04 / Community

South Portland native receives scholarship

Coleman Costello of South Portland, a second-year Southern Maine Community College student, was awarded a $1,500 Landry/French Construction|Maine Real Estate & Development Association Scholarship for study during the current academic year.

Costello, who graduated from South Portland High School in 2004, traveled extensively after high school and now works for a Portland-area biotechnology company. He is enrolled in SMCC’s Business Administration program and plans to transfer after graduation to a baccalaureate university to study international business.

Costello is one of 14 Maine community college students to receive a scholarship from Maine Real Estate & Development Association. It is the third 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 Maine Real Estate & Development Association 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 Maine Real Estate & Development Association’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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