Columbus Realtors foundation scholarships and grants are designed for people who seek to live and work in the central Ohio area only. Applications received for people who live outside of the area will not be considered at this time. The Columbus Realtors Foundation (CRF) is the charitable arm of the 7,600+ members of the Columbus Association of Realtors. Pooling together the collective power of our donations, funds raised through the Foundation support four areas of impact.
The Columbus Realtors foundation can help you build your legacy through one of our planned giving plans: Bequests; Charitable Annuities; Life Insurance; and Remainder Trusts. The Columbus Realtors Foundation has already partnered with local Realtors groups including Builder/ Realtors Alliance Committee, Columbus Realtists Association, and the Women’s Council of Realtors.
Columbus Realtors Foundation Scholarships and Grants Details
Spring Memorial Scholarship Awards: Spring scholarship awards are available for those:
– Pursuing a degree in a real estate related field at a local college/ university
– Seeking to become licensed in real estate at a qualified institution in the central Ohio area
– Current Realtors seeking their broker’s or appraiser’s license. Application for any of the following:
General Memorial Scholarships: Created to honour fellow Realtors, the Columbus Realtors Foundation funds multiple scholarships each year, to both students and current Realtors, seeking to become the next generation of industry leaders.
Nate Katz Memorial Scholarship: Dedicated in honour of fellow Keller Williams Realty broker, Nate Katz, this award is given annually to an up and coming Realtors or student, with both leadership characteristics & demonstrated financial need. Funded by KW Greater Columbus Care
WCR Scholarship: Developed to honour past Women’s Council of Realtors leaders, this award is given annually to a future female Realtors leader, seeking to obtain her degree or licensing in the field of real estate. The award includes a one-year membership to WCR organization. Funded by WCR – Columbus Chapter
Young Professionals Network (YPN) Scholarship Award: Pre-licensing scholarship awarded to a central Ohio student who best exemplifies the characteristics needed to excel as a newly licensed Realtors, YPN member & industry leader ($1,499 value). Funded by: Columbus Realtors YPN
Fall Pre-Licensing Scholarship Awards
John G. & Linda Hondros Pre-Licensing Scholarship Awards: Two (2) in-kind pre-licensing Super Start packages (to the Hondros College of Business) are awarded each fall; package includes all state required courses, books, post-licensing requirement, crammer session ($1,499 value). Funded by Hondros College of Business.
Hondros pre-licensing award recipients will receive all or a portion of the following:
Hondros Super Start Career Package ($1,399.00 Value)
– All state-required courses: Principles/Practices, Law, Finance, Appraisal (120 hours)
– All textbooks and classroom materials
– Review Crammer (course with manual)
– Access to Real Estate Career Night
– Compucram® exam preparation program
– 10 hours post-licensing (required by the State of Ohio)
Requirements for Columbus Realtors Foundation Scholarships and Grants Applicants
– Completed, typed application
– Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives
– One-page typed essay: Why should you be selected for a scholarship?
– The intent on enrollment at Hondros College of Business
CRA Multi-Cultural Grant (Post-Licensing): Recognizing the initial start-up costs associated with starting in real estate, the Foundation in conjunction with the Columbus Realtists Association (CRA), awards this grant to a newly-licensed Realtors member of multicultural descent.
Awardees receive a $500 credit, placed on the member’s Columbus Realtors account, to be used for services offered at the association (print shop, key box, dues, education, etc.). Please contact Ida Seitter, Directors of Development (614) 528-1102. Interested and qualified candidates should the scholarship official website for more detailed information.