Veterans Real Estate Scholarship | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


The REALTORS® Real Estate School Pre-License Scholarship for Veterans award is based on the applicant’s indication of interest in pursuing a career in the real estate industry. 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 applications and approvals must be obtained prior to class registration.

Please note that all scholarships are applicable to classroom, webinar self-study courses only.

A limited number of scholarships are available each year

Scholarship Requirements

      • Must meet current Illinois licensing requirements
      • Must submit fully completed application for consideration
      • Valid only for the RRES pre-licensing programs
      • Must have been honorably discharged from the military
      • Must provide a copy of the DD214 form
      • Must submit a maximum 500 word essay on why the individual is interested in pursuing a career in real estate

Award Criteria

      • Upon approval of the scholarship application, the coursework must commence within 6 months or the scholarship will be forfeited.

Please note that Veteran scholarships are not reimbursable. If a veteran scholarship is approved, RRES will cover the registration costs for the student.

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

How to Apply

Fill out and submit an application form by clicking here.

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