Zeke Morris Scholarships | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

ZEKE MORRIS SCHOLARSHIPS

This fund provides for higher education to college students or pre-license study for aspiring REALTORS® as well as  post-license study for C.A.R. members at the REALTORS® Real Estate School. Scholarship funds are awarded to individuals who support stabilization and economic development efforts in the following Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humbolt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn.

Scholarship applications will only be accepted if received prior to the completion of the course for which the scholarship is requested.

Please note that all scholarships are applicable to classroom and self-study courses only.

Scholarship Requirements – Higher Education

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
  • Be a permanent resident of Illinois
  • 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 family member of the applicant, must be a REALTOR® member or CommercialForum subscriber of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® in good standing for at least one (1) year
  • Any application for a Higher Education scholarship must include at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor at the institution of higher learning (or high school).
  • 500 word essay explaining how your personal contributions have had a positive impact on your community within the following Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humbolt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn.
  • The applicant will also be invited and encouraged to attend an upcoming Trustee meeting to discuss future career plans in real estate as part of the application process.

Award Amount

Scholarship Requirements – Pre License Study

Approved recipients for pre-license scholarships will receive $350 upon successful completion of the pre-license class and $350 upon joining C.A.R. as a REALTOR® member.

  • Must meet current minimum Illinois licensing standards
  • Must submit fully completed application for consideration
  • Valid only for the RRES pre-licensing programs
  • 500 word essay explaining how your personal contributions have had a positive impact on your community within the following Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humbolt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn.
  • Fill out and submit a Pre-License Study application form by clicking here.

Scholarship Requirements – Post License Study

  • Must meet current minimum Illinois licensing standards.
  • Must be a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® or CommercialForum subscriber in good standing for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Valid only for the RRES post- licensing programs that are eligible for Illinois continuing education credits.
  • 500 word essay explaining how you have fostered housing market stabilization and economic development efforts in the following Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humbolt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn.
  • Fill out and submit a Post-License Study application form by clicking here.

 

 

Questions or concerns regarding your application can be directed to Jakeeva Lee.