Real Estate Scholarships
Get Paid to Learn the Trade
Ever thought about tackling that Real Estate program, but just could not find a way to justify the expense? Why not explore your scholarship options? Real Estate is hot, especially as the housing market vacillates. Many areas of the country provide well-trained and skilled real estate professionals with a very nice income and steady work.
Students may approach the real estate biz from the college perspective or via professional career training.
A+ Real Estate Academy is a privately owned company that provides convenient and affordable real estate training. The company offers the following scholarships:
- A+ Scholarships help financially and/or socially disadvantaged individuals with funding up to the full cost of the program.
- A+ Veterans’ Scholarships pretty much speak for themselves. But another population that typically faces more challenges than normal when it comes to higher forms of education and funding the same. The program is only open to California or Washington residents.
The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) is a support organization for professional real estate investors and other real estate professionals. Like many organizations, PREA also makes it part of their mission to provide financial assistance for students in order to build the next generation. Scholarship applicants must be undergraduates pursuing a major closely related to real estate and be of high academic standards.
- PREA, through a valuable partnership with the Toigo Foundation, offers the Toigo Scholarships. These awards support disadvantaged students, specifically women and minorities, who are pursuing degrees in finance, but whose career intentions are in the real estate sector.
Scholarships available through the sponsorship of the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation include:
- Cook Scholarships go to outstanding students in Illinois who are focusing on a career in “association management.”
- James M. Kinney Scholarships are unique in that they provide scholarships for IREEF members and their children.
- Roxane Malo Leadership Scholarships assist those practicing REALTORS who are interested in going back to school. Preference is given to those who are interested in management and leadership roles in the industry.
- Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program is administered by the IREEF, but funded by the state of Illinois. Minority applicants may receive up to $500 to help offset the cost of a real estate training program.
The College of Business at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign is quite involved in the business of real estate from a research perspective. UIUC realizes that many of its Economics and Finance majors move on to careers in real estate, which makes the industry significant to their programs. The following scholarships are specifically designed for students whose career track is in some area of the real estate industry:
- Morgan Fitch Scholarships are designed for undergraduate upperclassmen or for graduate students. Finance majors who are committed to the real estate industry may grab an extra $2,000 for their tuition.
- CCIM Scholarships are saved for top-notch students whose career track is “commercial-investment real estate.” Again, $2,000 available to the right candidates.
- First-Site Scholarships also recognize top students going for commercial investment. $1,000 is awarded to the winners.
- Ronald B. and LaVerne Shipka Scholarships are designed for academically talented students in the Finance program whose concentration is on real estate finance. These generous awards hand over $5,000 to the winner.
- Eisenberg Foundation Scholarships are quite well known and provide a significant chunk of tuition change for qualified applicants whose interest is real estate.