Education Foundation

The Chicago Association of REALTORS® Education Foundation (CAREF) is the research and philanthropic arm of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. Through identification and funding priorities that include education, research, and community development programs, CAREF encourages real estate agents and brokers to become active in their profession and communities, serve as role models and mentors, and expand their professional knowledge.

Chicago Association of REALTORS® Education Foundation raises, manages, and invests funds to increase people's knowledge about real estate to sustain and advance the credibility of the industry.

Become a Trustee

Joining the C.A.R. Education Foundation Board of Trustees is rewarding – to yourself and others. As a Trustee, you help shape decisions about how CAREF scholarship funds are invested to enhance the field of real estate. You evaluate individuals who receive scholarships to begin or advance their careers. Or, you may opt to follow the course of 2009 Trustees who felt the most significant way they could help REALTORS® thrive was by underwriting 12 hours of free CE courses.

In addition to helping shape the future of the industry, CAREF Trustees help identify industry leaders who are inducted into the C.A.R. Hall of Fame.

Trustees are expected to attend approximately six bi-monthly meetings a year and commit to financial and fundraising responsibilities. They are publically recognized for their contributions. To apply for a CAREF Trustee position, click here. Please contact Jay Turner jturner@chicagorealtor.com with questions.

Designation/Certification Scholarship

Higher Education Scholarship

REALTORS® School Scholarship

The Designation or Certification Scholarship is awarded annually. The Scholarship is awarded based on the applicant's indication of interest in pursuing a career in the real estate industry and letters of recommendations. All applicants must a resident of the State of Illinois.

The Higher Education Scholarship is awarded annually and 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.

The REALTORS® Real Estate School Pre or Post License Study Scholarship is awarded annually. Scholarship awards are based on the applicant’s indication of interest in pursuing a career in the real estate industry and letters of recommendation.

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