ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 14, 2019 – Do you have kids currently in college, or maybe one who is about to graduate high school? Do your clients? Be sure to share the news about the Student Scholarship Program offered through Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that provides educational scholarships.
But act fast: The application deadline for this year's program is March 4, 2019, at noon.
"2019 is a milestone for our student scholarship program – this year marks its 10th anniversary," says Gia Arvin, chairman of Florida Realtors Education Foundation Inc. "Over the past decade, Florida Realtors has awarded more than $1,500,000 to help young people across Florida realize their college dreams. Our Realtor members feel privileged to be able to invest in their future and provide much-needed financial support. This program is just one way that Florida Realtors and our members give back to our communities."
Since its inception, Florida Realtors has awarded a total of $1,506,400 in scholarship funding and helped 922 students go to college or university.
This student scholarship program is open and available to students whose parents are Realtors or are licensed real estate practitioners, or whose parents are employed by any local Realtor board/association or by Florida Realtors, as well as any Florida student currently enrolled at a school (including home-schooled students or those attending a charter school.) It is based on an application form, which can be found on Florida Realtors' website at floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/Scholarships.
Who can apply for the scholarships?
Any Florida high school senior who will be attending an undergraduate college or university; any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university (any major); or any student pursuing a graduate degree is eligible. There are no limitations as to location of the college or university attended, as long as the applicant indicates the intent to return to work in Florida after graduation. Proof of the student's legal Florida residency is required, however.
Scholarships start at $1,000; the number of scholarships and dollar amounts awarded may vary each year and are determined by the Education Foundation's Board of Directors. Criteria to be considered include, but aren't limited to: academic achievements, financial need, relationship to the Realtor family, and contributions to family, school and community. The Foundation's Board of Directors has "sole and absolute discretion" over all decisions as to whether an applicant qualifies.
An important reminder to all applicants: The Florida Realtors Education Foundation Scholarship application is only available online. Please note that applications may not be mailed or faxed in for this scholarship. Only the applications submitted through this website will be eligible for review.
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