The Higher Education Scholarship is available to REALTORS® or immediate family members of REALTORS®. Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s indication of interest in pursuing a career in the real estate industry and letters of recommendation. All applicants must be a resident of the State of Illinois. Chicago Associations of REALTORS® Officers, Directors and employees, and Chicago Association of REALTORS® Education Foundation Officers and Trustees are may not apply for this scholarship.
Beginning October 1st, 2013, scholarship applications will only be accepted if received prior to the completion of the course for which the scholarship is requested.
Must have a High School diploma or GED at the time of application
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of funding
Must be attending a 2 - 4 year accredited school in the State of Illinois and enrolled in a program of Real Estate study/focus
Applicant or the immediate REALTOR® family member of the applicant must be a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® in good standing for at least one (1) year
Effective June 1, 2014 - Any application for a Higher Education scholarship must include a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor at the institution of higher learning.
Effective June 1, 2014 - Any application for a Higher Education scholarship request of $2,000 or more, the applicant will is required to submit a 500 word essay outlining future plans for his/her career in real estate. The applicant will also be invited to attend an upcoming Trustee meeting to discuss future career plans in real estate.