Real Estate Scholarships | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


The Following Scholarships are available to assist REALTORS® and their families in meeting their real estate educational goals.These scholarships funds are intended to help qualified REALTORS® and students pursue an education, designation, or certification that will lead them into productive careers in the real estate industry. To learn more information about each scholarship click the links below.

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.

Designation/Certification Scholarship

Chicago Association of REALTORS® members can apply for up to $500 for any National Association of REALTORS®-recognized designation or certification program.

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Higher Education Scholarship

REALTORS® and immediate family members who are pursuing a higher education degree in a real estate program are encouraged to apply for the higher education scholarship. This scholarship awards up to $4000 to a student attending a two or four-year accredited school in the state of Illinois.

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RRES Pre or Post License Study Scholarship

The REALTORS® Real Estate School is awarded to five RRES students per year, and is applicable to any RRES pre/post licensing program.

Effective October 1, 2013, 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.

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Young Professionals Network (YPN) Scholarship

The YPN Scholarship is based on the applicant’s indication of interest in pursuing a career in the real estate industry and letters of recommendations. All applicants must be a resident of the State of Illinois.

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Zeke Morris Scholarship

This fund provides for pre-license study or for C.A.R. members completing post-license study 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.

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