Zeke Morris Scholarships | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

ZEKE MORRIS SCHOLARSHIPS

This fund provides for higher education to college students or pre-license study for aspiring REALTORS® as well as post-license study for C.A.R. members 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.

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.

The quarterly deadlines to apply for the fiscal year 2021 year are:

Winter

December 13th

Spring

March 20th

Summer

June 26th

Fall

August 28th

Scholarship Requirements – Higher Education

Must have a High School diploma or GED at the time of application

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of funding
  • Be a permanent resident of Illinois
  • Must be attending a 2 – 4 year accredited school in the State of Illinois and enrolled in a program of Real Estate study/focus
  • Applicant, or the immediate family member of the applicant, must be a REALTOR® member or CommercialForum subscriber of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® in good standing for at least one (1) year
  • Any application for a Higher Education scholarship must include at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor at the institution of higher learning (or high school).
  • 500 word essay explaining how your personal contributions have had a positive impact on your community within the following Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humbolt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn.

Award Amount

Scholarship Requirements – Pre License Study

Approved recipients for the Zeke Morris pre-license scholarship will receive full reimbursement for the cost of the pre-licensing course upon joining CAR as a REALTOR® member.

  • Must meet current minimum Illinois licensing standards
  • Must submit fully completed application for consideration
  • Valid only for the RRES pre-licensing programs
  • 500 word essay explaining how your personal contributions have had a positive impact on your community within the following Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humbolt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn.
  • Fill out and submit a Pre-License Study application form by clicking here.

Scholarship Requirements – Post License Study

  • Must meet current minimum Illinois licensing standards.
  • Must be a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS® or CommercialForum subscriber in good standing for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Valid only for the RRES post-licensing programs that are eligible for Illinois continuing education credits.
  • 500 word essay explaining how you have fostered housing market stabilization and economic development efforts in the following Chicago neighborhoods: Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzeville, Englewood, Garfield Park, Humbolt Park, South Shore and Woodlawn.
  • Fill out and submit a Post-License Study application form by clicking here.

 

 

Questions or concerns regarding your application can be directed to CARfoundation@chicagorealtor.com.