Real Estate Scholarships

Get Paid to Learn the Trade

Are you interested in getting into real estate, but don’t have the funds to do so? Well, there are many financial opportunities available to those who need and deserve them the most. With the real estate market bouncing back after the recession, it’s a perfect time to enter this industry. Many students have the opportunity to enter this career without going to college. Either way there are scholarships and other financing capabilities available to those who qualify.

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The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving its members who participate in institutional real estate investment through educational forums, research initiatives, information exchange, and membership interaction. Like many other professional organizations they make a point to financially help students in order to encourage and develop the next generation of leaders. The PREA Scholarship Program is designed to aid highly achieving students who are studying real estate at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Each year, approximately $30,000 is awarded by PREA in conjunction with the Robert A. Toigo Foundation.

The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation offers a number of scholarships to students studying real estate. Each year they award over $25,000 in scholarships to students so they can pursue their future careers in the real estate industry:

Click here for a list of all the scholarships the Illinois Real Estate Education Foundation offers

College Scholarships

The College of Business at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (UIUC) is dedicated to giving their students the best chance to succeed. They have a very heavy focus in real estate research. The University of Illinois has a history of their Finance and Economics students entering the world of real estate. Their College of Business has created a few scholarships directly aimed to aid these students with a career in real estate in mind: