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Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Illinois real estate educational foundation scholarships created to help qualified students pursue an education, which will lead them into productive careers in the real estate industry. It is the Foundation’s hope that each recipient will, during his or her career, contribute to the Foundation in support of the scholarship they received.

The resulting growth of the fund will make sure other qualified people a similar opportunity to pursue a vocation in the real estate industry. The Illinois real estate educational foundation scholarships are supported through the voluntary contributions of those who recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training in the real estate industry in Illinois.

Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Illinois real estate educational foundation scholarships are awards to students of real estate and related fields of study at colleges and universities both within and outside Illinois, to candidates of the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) of Illinois program, and to those furthering their knowledge in the field of association management and leadership.

Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships Requirements

Each of the Illinois real estate educational foundation scholarships 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 Rich Port and Roxane Malo Scholarships are offered to those who have been licensed real estate agents in Illinois for a minimum of one year.

Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships Categories

Illinois Education and Training Grant

The Illinois Education and Training Grant is a scholarship for eligible people who are pursuing a real estate degree or license in the state of Illinois. The grant may be used toward an Illinois REALTORS® 75-hour pre-license topics course (Home Study, eStudy or classroom) or an Illinois REALTORS® 90-hour pre-license package.

Eligibility: Candidates pursuing a real estate degree or license in the state of Illinois to be used toward an Illinois REALTORS® 75-hour pre-license topics course or an Illinois REALTORS® 90-hour pre- license package.
Amount: $100 | Application Deadline: Ongoing. Download the application.

Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program

The Foundation is under contract with the State of Illinois to administer the Illinois Minority Real Estate Scholarship Program. This program is open to qualified racial minority residents of Illinois pursuing courses of study that will prepare them for careers relating to real estate or enhance the skills and knowledge that they currently use as real estate professionals.

Eligibility: Racial minority residents of Illinois pursuing courses of study that will prepare them for careers relating to real estate or enhance the skills and knowledge that they currently use as real estate professionals.
Amount: $500 | Application Deadline: Ongoing | Download the application.

Rich Port Scholarship

As a tribute to Mr. Port’s personal commitment to education and as a means of improving the professionalism of the real estate industry, the Rich Port Scholarship Fund was established to help licensed real estate agents in Illinois complete the Undergrad courses through the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) of Illinois.

Eligibility: Licensed real estate agents in Illinois who wish to complete Undergrad courses through the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute of Illinois.
Amount: $300 | Application Deadline: Ongoing | Download the application.

James M. Kinney Scholarship

In recognition of the contributions made by James M. Kinney to the real estate industry, the Foundation created a scholarship fund to make it possible for the children and grandchildren of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Associates, members-in-good-standing of the Illinois REALTORS®, or any child or grandchild of an employee of a local, state or national association of REALTORS® in Illinois, to pursue an education which will lead them into productive careers in any chosen area.

Eligibility: Children and grandchildren of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Associates, Illinois REALTORS® members in good standing or a local, state or national association of REALTORS® in Illinois to purchase education which will lead them into productive careers in any chosen area.
Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: April 1 | Download the application.

Richard “Dick” Wiegers Scholarship

The Dick Wiegers Scholarship Fund was created to make it possible for Illinois residents to pursue a college or university education in the field of Business, Law, Finance, or a graduate program in Business.

Eligibility: Illinois residents pursuing a college or university education in the field of Business, Law, Finance or a graduate program in Business
Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: April 1 | Download the application.

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships (for any accredited college or university in Illinois) will assist and encourage qualified students to further their interest in selecting real estate as a career.

Eligibility: Candidates pursuing real estate as a career who are attending any accredited college or University in Illinois
Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: April 1 | Download the application.

Thomas F. Seay Scholarship

Thomas F. Seay believed in the power of the mind. This scholarship (for any accredited college or university in the United States) was developed to enhance the minds of qualified candidates pursuing a career in real estate through education.

Eligibility: Candidates pursuing a career in real estate who are attending any college or university in the United States.
Amount: $2,000 | Application Deadline: April 1 | Download the application.

Morgan L. Fitch Scholarship

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.

Eligibility: Candidates attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the College of Commerce and Business Administration or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Amount: $2,000 | Application Deadline: April 1 | Download the application.

George Patt Scholarship Fund

In recognition of years of distinguished service, the George L. Patt Scholarship was created to make it possible for Illinois residents who are United States veterans to pursue
– an undergraduate college or university education in the field of real estate; or active reserves, air or army guardsman
– education in real estate administration to establish themselves as an association executive in a REALTOR organization.

Eligibility: Illinois residents who are United States veterans to pursue a college degree in the field of real estate or education in real estate administration.
Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: April 1 | Download the application.

Alan S. Toban Grant Fund

The Alan S. Toban Grant Fund was established to further the education of real estate professionals in the field of real estate education. This fund was established by the Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators (AIREE) and is administered by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF).

Eligibility: Real estate professionals who are continuing or expanding their knowledge in the field of real estate instruction.
Amount: $500 | Application Deadline: April 15 | Download the application.

Robert E. Cook Scholarship

In honor of Robert Cook’s history of leadership with the Illinois REALTORS®, this scholarship was established for individuals pursuing a course of study relating to the field of association management.
Eligibility: Candidates pursuing a course of study relating to the field of association management.
Amount: $1,500 | Application Deadline: September 1 | Download the application.

Dan Bock Scholarship

The Dan Bock Memorial Fund was established to award scholarships to attend the Grad course through the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) of Illinois.
Eligibility: Licensed real estate agents in Illinois who are interested in attending a GRI Grad course.
Amount: $500 | Application Deadline: October 1 | Download the application.

Past Presidents Scholarship

For Illinois residents who are members of the Illinois REALTORS® to pursue their CRB (Certified Residential Broker), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), or RCE (REALTOR® Association Certified Executive) designation.

Eligibility: Illinois residents who are Illinois REALTORS® members to pursue their GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), CRB (Certified Residential Broker), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) or RCE (REALTOR® Association Certified Executive) designation.
Amount: $500 | Application Deadline: October 1 | Download the application.

Roxane Malo Leadership Scholarship

The Roxane Malo Leadership Scholarship Fund was established as a tribute to Malo’s personal commitment to REALTOR® leadership. Each year the fund will award one or more scholarships to selected individual(s) for the continuation and expansion of their leadership skills in a real estate related field.

Eligibility: Candidates interested in the continuation and expansion of their leadership skills in a real estate related field.
Amount: $500 | Application Deadline: October 1 | Download the application.

How to apply for Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships

Completed Applications should be sent to the
Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation,
P.O. Box 2607,
Springfield, IL 62708

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