Florida Realtors Foundation Wants to Help State Residents Pay for College

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Maybe you’re a senior in high school looking forward to graduating and starting your freshman year of college. Maybe you’re already pursuing your degree. Or maybe you’re considering a graduate program.

Three different scenarios, but one question is the same: How am I going to pay for this?

For those of you who are Florida residents and find yourself asking this question, let us give you the opportunity to alleviate some of that financial burden.

The Florida Realtors Education Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for both future and current students who live in Florida. Over the past nine years, the not-for-profit corporation has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships.

Scholarships start at $1,000 and can be used during the 2018-19 school year to cover educational expenses like tuition, books, or room and board. Applicants will be judged on criteria such as academic achievements, financial need, community involvement, leadership qualities and whether they have a family member who is a Realtor or affiliated with the Realtor Association.

Apply for the Florida Realtors Education Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Starts at $1,000

Scholarships awarded: Varies each year

Applicants who qualify for this scholarship:

  • Current high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university.
  • Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • Students pursuing graduate degrees.

Note: Students who are pursuing a career in real estate or in a real estate-related field will be given special consideration, but students pursuing majors unrelated to real estate are still encouraged to apply.

To apply to receive this scholarship award, applicants must:

  • Be a Florida resident and have proof of legal residency.
  • Fill out an online application.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation dated no earlier than January 2017.
  • Provide verification of acceptance/enrollment to an accredited college or university.
  • Provide academic transcripts for the prior three-year period.

Note: There aren’t any limitations on the location of the college or university, but the applicant must intend to return to Florida to work after graduating.

Deadline to apply: Noon EST March 5, 2018.

Go here to find more information about the scholarship and to fill out an application.

Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.