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RECIPIENTS

Complete List of Scholarship Recipients

“I was very excited when I learned I was the recipient of the Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR) scholarship. The scholarship allowed me to obtain a designation that demonstrates how serious I am about servicing the homebuyer population and the skills needed to do so. I am truly here for the active and non-active veteran homebuyer and extremely grateful for your financial generosity in helping me achieve my goal.”
~Lynda Pierce, Designation Scholarship Recipient
“I am grateful to have received an opportunity to take my 90-hour pre-licensing at Chicago Association of Realtors. Without this scholarship, it would have taken me longer to make the transition to become a real estate broker. The fees associated with taking a course and becoming a member of an elite organization would have been out of my reach with two graduations and a child beginning college. I can now join the ranks with other brokers who help make a difference in their families, communities, and personal lives to make my mark in the real estate world.
Thank you for choosing to invest in me.”
~Michelle Adams, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I am extremely grateful that I received the Pre-License scholarship from the Chicago Association of Realtors. This scholarship helped me to take the next step on my real estate “journey”, and I am thankful for the opportunity!”
~Joe Hosch, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I am so thankful for deciding on the Chicago Association of REALTORS for completing my Real Estate Pre-License Course. The professors are extremely knowledgable and the staff is super friendly. I would highly recommend the Chicago Association of REALTORS to anyone looking to begin a career in real estate.”
~Jamie Green, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I just want to express how grateful I am that I was selected for the post-license scholarship. The scholarship has allowed me to continue my education in real estate by renewing my brokers license and continue to grow my business. I am very excited at the doors that have been opened for me on this entrepreneurial path in Real Estate. Thank you Chicago Association of Realtors for selecting me.”
~Daniel Stewart, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I cannot express how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of the Realtors Real Estate School Scholarship. The generosity of the Foundation has allowed me to study a field I am passionate about. I hope one day to be able to do what your organization has done. Give one the greatest gifts possible, the gift of education.”
~Sofia Slater, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“The courses at CAR helped me to be prepared, not only for the state exam, but for real life scenarios that I come across on a daily basis.”
~Leigh McGinnis, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“From an engaging, experienced instructor coupled with textbooks, practice assignments, vocabulary overview and in-depth classroom discussion, the courses maintained a good balance of lecture, debate, reading and homework. Because of the wealth of information obtained in class and through the use of good study habits, I was able to pass the State Exam on my first attempt. Being awarded a pre-license scholarship allowed me to pursue this opportunity. If real estate is a professional career path that you are contemplating, I would highly recommend taking classes offered by C.A.R. and becoming a member!”
~Robin Bartelman, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I couldn’t have done it without CAREF, and I look forward to being able to support the foundation.”
~Anna Meredith, Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“Thanks to The Chicago Association of REALTORS® and CAREF for assisting me to pursuing my educational goals, and in turn, my life’s dreams. I am truly grateful!”
~Demetrius T. Simpson, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“Being a recipient of CAR’s Scholarship program not only helped reduce the financial burden of beginning a new career, but also gave me the push I needed to finally take the steps that would allow me to pursue my ambition for real estate.”
~Jen Furlong, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“Thanks to the CAREF Scholarship Fund, I was able to participate in Project REAP – Chicago, the most successful and widely respected diversity initiative in commercial real estate. It gave me access to the top professionals in the industry, who, through their example, helped me understand the level of excellence and integrity needed to have a long and rewarding career.”
~Marielee Macapagal, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“I am so grateful for the Chicago Association of Realtors Education Foundation. With CAREF’s help I have been able to pursue a Master’s of Science from De Paul University. It is great to know that the association I am apart of cares about my educational advancement. This award has helped me to pursue dreams I would have previously considered impossible. I am dedicated to utilizing my education to advance my real estate career. I give CAREF my sincerest thanks.”
~Amber Johnson, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“I am extremely grateful for the scholarship award. The award helped in reducing the cost of my investment in a commercial real estate education. I am certain the transition I make from residential to commercial will be rewarding.”
~Angela Foster, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“I feel very fortunate to have been part of the Chicago 2013 REAP class. The wealth of information provided and the amazing contacts made via the highly qualified instructors facilitiating our classes was nothing short of outstanding. I hope to now leverage my professional, educational, and REAP experience(s) in order to enter the world of Commercial Property Management. I honestly can’t wait!”
~Emma Ortiz, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“I am honored to be one of the recipients of the CAREF Pre-License Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support I am on my way to succeeding in my real estate career. Being an independent contractor in this industry can prove quite challenging with the cost of classes and learning simply by being out in the field. My educational and licensing pursuits would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like your organization. Thank you for enabling this opportunity!”
~Michelle Luna, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I want to thank the Chicago Association of REALTORS Education Foundation (CAREF) for their support in my efforts to higher my education. The association is a great resource and advocate for our business and I am proud to be a member of CAR. The scholarship that I received has gone a long way to help me become an industry expert and a valuable resource to my clients. I’ve been able to gain additional knowledge from experts in my field. Real Estate education has become a passion for me filled with the excitement of truly being on top of my game! I am forever grateful.”
~Cathy Scratch, Education Foundation Designation Scholarship Recipient
“I cannot begin to express my gratitude for being awarded the CAR Education Foundation scholarship. It was beyond my expectations that I would receive a grant towards my designation so easily accessible and that the process would be so smooth. I am forever beholden to CAR for having the generous support to take my career to the next level and will always cherish this award and the knowledge and experiences to which it leads.”
~Neli Brown, Education Foundation Designation Scholarship Recipient
“Just starting out in my real estate career I knew there would be several expenses I would incur. This scholarship was a huge relief. It is just another incredible way CAR supports the industry. It was so simple to apply and in a matter of weeks I heard back. Thanks for making my start in this industry so seamless.”
~Diane Vargas, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I am so thankful to learn about The C.A.R. Education Foundation through my instructor! I think it is wonderful how they help out new agents with this scholarship and I really appreciate it. The scholarship program is also very easy to access and there’s always someone there to help if you have any questions.”
~Xin Xin Hauf, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I was thrilled to learn that a Pre/Post License Scholarship existed and was available to all CAR students. I am so very thankful to CAR and those who contributed to this scholarship, for their generosity and commitment to the education of those, like me, who wish to pursue a career in real estate. I am forever grateful and will always remember those who made my CAR educational experience a success as a result of their generosity.”
~Bertel Olson, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“Thanks to the Education Foundation, I could afford to start my real estate career debt free. CAREF was available a valuable resource and I would recommend their services to any young agent who is starting out in the field.”
~Celia Rose Marks, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“CAR Education Foundation is a great resource to have, especially for someone starting out in the commercial real estate industry. The process was seamless and it’s great to know that I can have support when continuing to receive additional education in real estate.”
~Kyley Hillesheim, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“The scholarship program was very easy to access. After submitting my application for the scholarship program, I was reimbursed a few months later. What a fantastic way to help out emerging agents!”
~Tina Bletnitsky, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“The outstanding learning environment CAR provided was essential to my journey to get my broker license. From the customer service to the teacher of my classes, CAR made an intimidating process feel much more approachable. I quickly learned that CAR was dedicated to making my experience as stress-free as possible. The friendliness of everyone I encountered there honestly helped me to get through those tough two weeks. When you go to CAR, expect a quality education provided by quality people!”
~Zachary Tamburin, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“Chicago Association of REALTOR’S online program was well organized, to the point, and informative.”
~Stephanie Mack, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I am currently a First year Graduate Student majoring in Real Estate, and I hope to graduate in December 2010 with a MBA. While I attend Roosevelt University full time, I also sell and lease residential real estate on the south side of Chicago to help pay for my tuition. It’s not always easy to juggle work and school, and I am truly grateful for the assistance that I am receiving. When I graduate, I hope that I can use what I have learned here to make a difference in people’s lives, the same way that you have made a difference in mine. Thank you again for the contribution which made my scholarship possible.”
~James E. Daughrity, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“Despite the sagging real estate market, I believe that the timing of this scholarship couldn’t be better. A combination of irresponsibility and insufficient risk management practices have led us into the current economic situation, yet education will undoubtedly play a role in the eventual recovery. I intend to make the most of this educational stipend and broaden my knowledge of commercial and residential real estate markets. Looking past the near-term pessimism, I see great opportunities for both real estate investors and hope to help others make sound investment decisions.”
~Jacob Munoz, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“I want to thank you and The Chicago Association of REALTORS for their support for new agents. The association is a great resource and advocate for our business and I’m a proud member of CAR, IAR, and NAR. This scholarship will go a long way and will help me become an industry expert and resource to my clients.”
~Peter Duong, Education Foundation Designation Scholarship Recipient
“Because of the CAR Educational Scholarship, I am able to gain additional knowledge and network with experts in my field, for that , I am extremely grateful. As I complete my certifications and eventually attend a Real Estate Graduate Program, these scholarships are helping to do so much more than just fund an education. In a greater sense, I am taking control of my life!”
~Daisy Neal, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“I have received two scholarships from CAREF thus far. These scholarships have allowed me to continue my advanced studies at Walden University for my PhD in Educational Technology. My research entails researching the impact ethics instruction affects morality levels in real estate students. The long-term ramifications could be significant for our profession, and the CAREF scholarships will factor in directly.”
~Sam Martin, Education Foundation Higher Education Scholarship Recipient
“Submitting my application for the scholarship program was so simple. I got two letters of recommendation and updated my resume and was able to get full financial support for my 75-hour broker course. The course was fantastic and when it was done, all I had to do was submit my paperwork and I was reimbursed for the full amount. What a fantastic program!”
~Melissa Bosley, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“The CAR education foundation is a great way to get your real estate education subsidized and get your career started. I applied for the scholarship and within a few weeks I was taking my class, the application process was easy and I have since received my license and have made my first commission. Thanks again for making the process easy.”
~Rohit Badola, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“CAREF and the scholarship program were pinnacle in my development as a well?informed broker. I am now currently practicing real estate, and I owe that to CAREF.”
~Jason Rice, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
” I am truly grateful to the CAR Scholarship Fund that allowed me the opportunity to sharpen my tools and grow my real estate business. I am dedicated to this business and to always learning more and your program helped me achieve that goal. Thank you, again for the opportunity.”
~Jane Bishop Lillegard, Education Foundation Designation Scholarship Recipient
” I am very grateful to receive the CAREF scholarship. It really shows how much the education foundation cares about their students. Starting as a newly licensed broker with many expenses is not easy. I want to thank everyone who made this scholarship possible. It is truly a huge help in getting my career as a REALTOR started!”
~Melanie Carlson, Education Foundation Designation Scholarship Recipient
“As a recent college graduate, getting into the real estate industry can be very challenging, both as a professional and a first-time real estate buyer. There is a significant age gap between first-time buyers and the average REALTOR®, making the connection with first-time buyers even more challenging to achieve. As a newly licensed broker, I look forward to serving the younger demographic to help them understand our value as REALTORS® and as an industry. I am so thankful to the CAR Real Estate Foundation for providing me with this wonderful opportunity—I couldn’t have done it without you!”
~Lauren Tavel, Education Foundation Designation Scholarship Recipient
“I had heard there was a possibility of money being available for real estate coursework and fees through my real estate colleagues. By conducting a basic online search, I easily discovered the Zeke Morris pre-licensing scholarship opportunity. I looked over the scholarship requirements and decided to apply. In May 2015, I asked two people to provide written recommendations prior to writing the required essay. Once I received both recommendations, I applied in mid-June before my real estate course began. When I received the email on August 20th that I was awarded the Zeke Morris pre-licensing scholarship, I was overjoyed! It couldn’t have come at a better time too as I was in the process of figuring out how I would pay for various real estate expenses (in addition to my monthly bills). Nonetheless, I want to thank the Chicago Association of Realtors for offering such a scholarship opportunity. I will encourage everyone that I know who is starting out in real estate to apply for this award. I am currently a licensed Leasing Agent with Chicago Homes Realty Group in addition to being a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors.”
~Melanie Felt, Education Foundation Designation Scholarship Recipient
“I am truly grateful to the Chicago Association of Realtors and CAREF for their generosity and assistance and in turn allowing me the opportunity to pursue my career in Real Estate. Their scholarship program is a great way for aspiring Realtors to alleviate some of the debt that accrues while beginning this new career and would highly recommend it.”
~Celia Martinez, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient
“I would definitely recommend C.A.R. to anyone interested working in real estate. The classes were engaging and prepared me for the test. Classes were also conveniently scheduled and located. Thank you so much, the future is looking bright.”
~Andrea Maldonado, Education Foundation Pre-License Scholarship Recipient