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.

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

Liberty Mutual Group 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.

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

Annette A. Henderson-Balmer Memorial Scholarship

For California students.

Charlie H. Wendorf Memorial Scholarship

For California students.

Real Estate License Scholarship

JG Real estate is pleased to announce that it will be offering a pre-licensure real estate eduction scholarship for one qualified individual. Included is full tuition for both courses required by the State Real Estate Commission to qualify to become a PA Real Estate Salesperson – “Real Estate Fundamentals” and “Real Estate Practice”, along with the required textbook. The ideal candidate will have a passion for real estate and seek to start work as an agent within three months of passing both classes, either in a part time or full time capacity. The fine print: This real estate scholarship is only intended for applicants which will go to an approved Pennsylvania real estate eduction provider, and wish to be licensed in the State of Pennsylvania. JGRE reserves the right to select which school the applicant will attend. Upon passing classes, applicant must sit for the state and national real estate exams within 60 days. JGRE reserves the right to reject any applicant, for any reason. Applicant must be a US Citizen. The deadline for all applications to be received is 5/1/13. An applicant may be approved prior to that time, and applications will still be accepted after the deadline, for future scholarship opportunities. JG Real Estate is a full service real estate brokerage and Philadelphia Property Management Company.

Joe Barnett Memorial Scholarship

For California students.

Jean Poulson Memorial Scholarship

For California students.

Ira Gribin Honorary Scholarship

For CSU Northridge students.

John T. Riordan Professional Education Scholarship

This scholarship allows the recipient to choose his or her curriculum of choice from the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development. Areas of concentration include Management, Marketing and Leasing at a technical level or at a strategic level and Development, Design and Construction at a technical level.The Scholarship covers enrollment fees, textbooks, workbooks, airfare and hotel accommodations. Two scholarships will be awarded to a non-U.S. based professional to attend an ICSC school outside of the U.S. This scholarship includes attendance at an award ceremony, should there be one. All schools and air fare must be approved by the ICSC Foundation in advance.This scholarship may not be applied towards previous attendance at a John T. Riordan school.Who Should Apply?An applicant may be new to retail real estate and looking to expand his or her knowledge of management, marketing, leasing or development, design and construction. An applicant may also be an individual changing their area of interest in the industry.Individuals studying for their Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), Certified Marketing Director (CMD) or the Certified Development, Design & Construction Professional (CDP) designations receive credit for work experience after completion of certain courses.EligibilityThe Scholarship Committee of the ICSC Foundation will consider an applicant who: * is a member of ICSC and is employed by a member company in good standing; * is actively employed in the retail real estate industry for a minimum of one year or is a recent graduate of a college or university with an emphasis in real estate; * completes an online scholarship application, and * submits 2 letters of recommendation.

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