YPN Scholarship | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


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. 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 will only be accepted if received prior to the completion of the course for which the scholarship is requested.

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

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must be Chicago Association of REALTORS® member in good standing
  • Must not be Chicago Association of REALTORS® YPN Committee member
  • Must submit a completed application
  • Must submit a list of YPN events that have been attended within that last year
  • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation

Award Amount

  • Up to $250 for a National Association of REALTORS®-recognized Designation or Certification
  • Classes or designation must be completed within 1 year of receiving scholarship
  • Payment is reimbursed with successful attainment of the Designation or Certification

Accepted Designations Your Scholarship Can Be Used Towards

  • ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
  • ALC – Accredited Land Consultant
  • AHWD – At Home With Diversity
  • C-RETS – Certified Real Estate Team Specialist
  • CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • CIPS – Certified International Property Specialist
  • CPM – Certified Property Manager
  • CRB – Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
  • CRE – The Counselors of Real Estate
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
  • e-PRO
  • GAA – General Accredited Appraiser
  • NAR’s Green Designation/GREEN
  • GRI – Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • PMN – Performance Management Network
  • PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor
  • MRP – Military Relocation Professional
  • RAA – Residential Accredited Appraiser
  • RCE – REALTOR® Association Certified Executive
  • RENE – Real Estate Negotiation Expert
  • RSPS – Resort & Second- Home Property Specialist
  • SFR – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
  • SIOR – Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
  • SRES – Seniors Real Estate Specialist
  • SRE – Seller Representative Specialist

How to Apply

Fill out and submit an application form by clicking here.

Questions may be directed to Jakeeva Lee.