Matt Silver Advocacy Endeavor Scholarship | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


The Matt Silver Advocacy Endeavor Scholarship provides CAR members the ability to see first-hand the lobbying efforts from State Legislative Contacts (SLC), Federal Political Coordinators (FPC), the Government Affairs Directors and REALTOR® members make on behalf of their fellow colleagues.  Scholarship funds are awarded to minority men and women who are interested in participating in CAR’s advocacy efforts and are first time attendees to the annual Illinois REALTORS® Lobby Day and NAR Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C.

Meet Past Recipients!

Lauren Lowery

Dont’a Taylor

Scholarship awards are up to $500 per candidate for Illinois REALTORS® Lobby Day (April) and/or up to $2,000 for NAR Legislative Meetings (May). Candidates must select one event only and can only utilize this scholarship one time. Candidates will be reimbursed for travel expenses, conference registration and hotel accommodations.

Please note, the quarterly deadlines to apply for the fiscal year 2022 year are:


December 1st, 2022


March 1st, 2023


May 1st, 2023


July 1st, 2023


Please fill out and submit the following form to apply for the Matt Silver Advocacy Endeavor Scholarship. Any questions or concerns regarding your application may be directed to

Matt Silver Advocacy Endeavor Scholarship

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