Higher Education Scholarship | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP


The Higher Education Scholarship is available to REALTORS® and CommercialForum subscribers or their immediate family members. 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® Foundation Officers and Trustees may not apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must be a high school senior, have a GED or high school diploma or be currently enrolled at a higher education institution 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 or business study/focus
  • Applicant, or the immediate family member of the applicant, must be a REALTOR® member  in good standing for at least one (1) year
  • One of the two letters of recommendations must come from a faculty advisor at the institution of higher learning, high school guidance counselor or teacher.
  • With any application for a Higher Education scholarship request of $750 or more, the applicant is required to submit a 500-word essay outlining future plans for his/her career in real estate. The applicant might be invited to attend an upcoming Trustee meeting to discuss future career plans as part of the application process.

Award Amount

How to Apply

Fill out and submit an application form by clicking here.

Questions may be directed to CARfoundation@chicagorealtor.com

Please note, the quarterly deadlines to apply for the fiscal year 2021 are:

Winter

December 13th, 2021 & February 15th, 2022

Spring

April 15th, 2022

Summer

June 15th, 2022

Fall

August 15th, 2022