Florida Realtors® Seeks Student Scholarship Applications

Florida Realtors® Seeks Student Scholarship Applications

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 4, 2012 – Do you have kids currently in college, or maybe one who is about to graduate high school? Are they interested in a possible real estate-related career? Then find out more about the Student Scholarship Program offered through Florida Realtors® Education Foundation Inc., a not-for-profit corporation established to provide real estate-related educational scholarships and grants. But act fast: The application deadline for this year’s program is Feb. 28, 2012.

“In just two years, Florida Realtors Education Foundation Student Scholarship Program has helped more than 150 deserving young people continue their education and plan for a better future,” said Chuck Bonfiglio Jr., chairman of Florida Realtors Education Foundation Inc. “These student scholarships are one way that Realtors across the state give back to the community. We are proud to be able to provide much-needed financial support to families struggling to pay for their children’s college dreams.”

The program awarded about $363,000 in student scholarships during its initial two years, Bonfiglio noted.

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 the Florida Realtors, as well as any student currently enrolled at a Florida school (including home-schooled students or those attending a charter school.) It is based on an application form, which can be found at http://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/Scholarships/index.cfm.

Who can apply for the new program? 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.

Scholarships to be awarded may range from $1,000 to $4,000, with a maximum of $2,000 to students attending a two-year college. 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.

Remember, you have until Feb. 28 to fill out an application for the Florida Realtors Education Foundation’s student scholarship program. To download the guidelines, procedures and application form, go to: www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/Scholarships/index.cfm

Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 63 boards/associations.

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