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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.

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)

Vance Otis Memorial Scholarship

For USC students.

Thomas F. Seay Scholarships

“Mindpower - it’s the most valuable resource of all. Fail to developmindpower and we waste life’s most precious reserve,” states Thomas F. Seay. Thus, the purpose for the establishment of this scholarship fund.All applicants must be a United States citizen and a resident of the state of Illinois attending school full time and pursuing a degree with an emphasis in real estate.Grade point required: 3.5 on a 5.0Completed college credit hours: 30Proof of acceptance to: Any accredited college or university in the U.S.

Bill McCann Memorial Scholarship

For San Fernando Valley area students.

James Guttridge Memorial Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Elk Grove HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 3.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or University, Vocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Pursuing a career in Agriculture or Business (Developing or Real Estate)Attendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required 2

Annette Graw Honorary Scholarship

For California students.

Michael Freeman Memorial Scholarship

For California students.

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® Scholarship

The scholarship program was developed to assist persons in the real estate field who are seeking to obtain a related designation such as the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), CPM (Certified Property Manager), CAE (Certified Association Executive), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) and the many other designations in real estate related fields.Recipients are chosen on a non-discriminatory basis without preference for employment or affiliation with any real estate firm, broker, or membership in a professional organization. In fact, the scholarship application is designed to be separated so that the Trustees are unaware of the applicant's name, firm, or affiliation. Awards are made each trimester on a state Regional basis, pro-rated according to the percentage of real estate licensees in each region.POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS: Georgia licensees with an active real estate license and/or employees of Georgia real estate trade or professional organizations.NONDISCRIMINATING: Recipients will be chosen without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, age, or membership in any organization. Recipients will be chosen without preference for employment or affiliation with any licensed real estate firm or broker.

Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Social Affairs Committee Scholarship

Selection Criteria: * Graduating high school senior who lives in or attends school in Greater Hartford * Entering a four-year college or university (full-time enrollment) * Pursuing a career in business, mortgage or real estate * Financial need * Class rank - top third with good academic record * Active volunteer in school, community, or other extracurricular activities

Morgan L. Fitch Scholarship

Each REEF Scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility. Most of the scholarships require the applicant to be a United States citizen and a resident of the State of Illinois attending school full-time while pursuing a degree with an emphasis in real estate. The family of Morgan L. Fitch, through a contribution to the Foundation in 1981, established a scholarship fund in perpetuity for students attending the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the College of Commerce and Business Administration or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as a tribute to the memory of one of the nation’s most prominent real estate industry leaders. Minimum scholarship amount: 2,000 Grade point required : 3.5 on a 5.0 Completed college credit hours: 60

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