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Real Estate Scholarships

The academic major of real estate trains individuals in the science and art of buying and selling land, buildings and property. But there is more to this major than buying and selling. You'll also learn about appraising, valuation, market analysis and much more. Continue reading to find out more about real estate as a major as well as real estate scholarships.

Enroll in this major and you'll take courses such as income property management, computer applications, financing, appraising, taxation and real estate ethics. Most programs allow students to choose a concentration for their studies. Examples of these include market analysis, mortgage lending or construction management. Typically, bachelor's degree programs are designed to provide a general education in the first two years. Here you'll take liberal arts and humanities electives along with introductory business courses. In your final two years, you will face the bulk of your core real estate coursework. Some programs also feature a senior year internship or practicum in which you help to manage a building project or piece of property.

Similar to many academic fields, these programs come in a range of settings and styles. Some programs are theory-based while others are more practically oriented. Examine the programs in question carefully to ensure that your choice matches your educational and vocational goals. If your career goals involve urban planning, you may want to choose a program that is more theoretical. Or, if you plan on being a real estate salesperson, you'll most likely want more of a hands-on degree program.

Employment prospects for the field of real estate vary by region. The country's most recent economic downturn had a profound effect on certain areas of the global real estate market that it is only now recovering from. In fact, certain geographical regions have yet to recover. Still, job opportunities in the field of real estate should continue to be strong.

Follow the links below to explore the exciting world of real estate scholarships.

Appraisal Institute Education Trust Scholarship (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate, or allied fields. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Selection is based on academic excellence. Eligibility  Applicant must be a student majoring in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields.  Applicant must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree.  Applicant must be a Masters Candidate or Doctoral Candidate.  Applicant must be a full or part-time student at a U.S. degree granting college or university.  Applicant must have a strong academic record.  Scholarship award must be used in the same academic year it is awarded.  Eligible recipients may receive only one (1) AIET Scholarship per year. Required  Completed application.  Two-hundred (200) word personal statement discussing academic achievements, financial need, career aspirations, involvement in real estate field, and any qualifications considered relevant by the applicant.  Current Resume (Preference given to applicants with an appraisal internship).  Official copies of all college transcripts.  Two (2) letters of recommendation attesting to applicant’s work ethic, character and pursuit of career in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Appraisal Institute Education Trust.

Pacific West/Alice Hollingshead/Barbara Moss

For California students.

Loren Mowrey Memorial Scholarship

For Bay Area and Orinda students.

FM Global Scholarship

Criteria: Full-time student (12 hours or more per term)* undergraduate junior/senior Field of study – normally a major or minor in a risk-management discipline Career objectives in risk management GPA of 3.0 or higher Relevant work experience Leadership skills Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college/university Application Package: A complete application typically requires the application, an essay, a resume, and a transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Non-Discrimination Policy: The Spencer Educational Foundation awards scholarships on the basis of merit and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, handicap or veteran status.

Annette Graw Honorary Scholarship

For California students.

Aurelia Gebert Memorial Scholarship

For Sacramento State and Sierra College students.

California Association of Realtors Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

The C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation was established in 1948. The C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to students enrolled at a California College or University for professions which are centered on, or support a career in real estate transactional activity such as: Real Estate Brokerage Real Estate Finance Real Estate Management Real Estate Development Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Planning Real Estate Law Other fields of study the Trustees believe worthy of consideration Awards by the C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation are up to: $4,000--awarded to students of four-year colleges/universities $2,000--awarded to students of two-year colleges. Limited to residents of California.

Bob Fey Honorary Scholarship

For Palm Springs area students.

John Cotton Memorial Scholarship

For San Diego students.

J.A. Farina Memorial Scholarship

For Fresno area students.

APWU Vocational Scholarship Program

The APWU National Executive Board established the Vocational Scholarship to help students interested in programs of study leading to trade, technical, industrial or vocational occupations that can include, for example: Culinary, Medical or Dental Assistant, Electrician, Real Estate, Auto Mechanic, Certified I/T‐Computer Education, Massage Therapy or Cosmetology. Five recipients from among the five postal regions will receive up to $3,000 to be used for up to three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial or vocational school. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  A senior attending high school or other corresponding secondary school.     Child or grandchild, including stepchild or legally adopted child of an active member, Retirees Department member, or deceased member of the American Postal Workers Union.  Parent or grandparent must be a full dues paying member or retiree member [as defined in the APWU National   Constitution and Bylaws, reference Article 3, Section 1, Section 4(d)] in good standing or must have been a member immediately preceding death.  Recipients for the Vocational awards must attend an accredited community college, vocational school or   vocational program.      Must maintain [status report to be provided to APWU annually]: 1. “B” average, or 2. “Pass” if Pass/Fail system, or 3. An evaluation from the Counselor or Instructor   EXCLUSIONS  Children/grandchildren of all Elected National Officers.  Sponsor is currently a postal manager.     Scholarship will be discontinued if the sponsor becomes a postal manager.  Applicants from other Postal Unions (NALC, NRLCA, NMPHU)

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