The University of Colorado Leeds School of business and the Real Estate Center all offer scholarships to real estate students. Beyond these opportunities, there are scholarships available to students outside of the university offered by various real estate organizations. Please note, the industry scholarships often require a separate application and have different eligibility standards. To learn about other scholarships available to current students, please visit www.colorado.edu/scholarships/cuboulder-scholarship-app

University of Colorado Specific Undergraduate Scholarships

Cohagen-Platts Memorial Scholarship (Apply via MyCU)
The Cohagen Platts Memorial Scholarship is for a Leeds School of Business student who is pursuing the Real Estate Certificate, has financial need, at least a 2.5 GPA, and has demonstrated leadership through involvement in extracurricular and/or volunteer activities

ICSC Foundation, Michael P. Kercheval Undergraduate Real Estate Award
Award: $2,000

Application: Apply directly with the CU Real Estate Center mid November, real estate certificate students will be notified by ICSC

The International Council of Shopping Center Foundation established this award to recognize and provide financial assistance to students who are interested in pursuing retail real estate as a career. The award includes a $2,000 scholarship to be used toward tuition and/or related expenses, plus an ICSC student membership. https://www.icsc.org/who-we-are/foundation/talent/scholarships-at-select-universities/university-of-colorado

Kenneth M. Good Scholarship (Apply via MyCU)
Award: up to $1,300

Outstanding student in the RE Certificate program

Ronald B. Hochmuth Scholarship (Apply via MyCU)
Award: up to $2,000

The Hochmuth Scholarship is given to an outstanding student in the Real Estate Certificate Program. 

Industry Sponsored Undergraduate Scholarships

Appraisal Institute Educational Trust Scholarships:
https://www.appraisalinstitute.org/education/education-resources/scholarships/

Undergraduate Scholarship
Award: $1,000

Application: myappraisalinstitute.org/AIERF/College_Scholarship.aspx?_ga=2.83807647.886470310.1547654115-1376137295.1547654115

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence, this scholarship helps finance the education endeavors of undergraduate students concentrating in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or related fields.

Minorities and Women Education Scholarship
Award: $1,000

Application: myappraisalinstitute.org/AIERF/College_Scholarship.aspx?_ga=2.83807647.886470310.1547654115-1376137295.1547654115

Minorities and women students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields 

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) National Scholarship
Award: includes $5,000 for tuition and books, paid internship opportunity, complimentary CREW Network student membership and complimentary registration for CREW Convention

Application: https://crewnetwork.org/foundation/college-scholarships

The CREW Network Foundation scholarship program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate.

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Application for all scholarships: https://www.icsc.org/who-we-are/foundation/talent  

Federal Realty Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
Award: $5,000 Towards tuition, fees, books and supplies; all expenses paid trip to ICSC RECon, automatically paired with industry mentor and free ICSC student membership

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group in the retail real estate industry, including racial/ethnic minority groups, members of the LGBTQ community, and women. Full-time sophomore, junior or senior enrolled at an accredited university in the fall. For sophomores and juniors, the award is renewable for an additional year provided renewal criteria are met. Demonstrated interest in retail real estate or related field.  Minimum 3.0 GPA

Schurgin Family Foundation Scholarship
Award: $10,000 Towards tuition, fees, books and supplies; all expenses paid trip to ICSC RECon global convention or a regional ICSC conference, automatically paired with industry mentor and free ICSC student membership

Eligibility:  U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Full-time college student enrolled at an accredited university in the fall.  Minimum 3.0 GPA; for freshman a minimum high school 3.0 GPA

Demonstrated interest in the retail real estate industry or related field 

Schurgin Family Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Award: $10,000 Towards tuition, fees, books and supplies; all expenses paid trip to ICSC RECon global convention or a regional ICSC conference, automatically paired with industry mentor and free ICSC student membership

Eligibility:  U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Full-time college student enrolled at an accredited university in the fall.  Minimum 3.0 GPA; for freshman a minimum high school 3.0 GPA

Demonstrated interest in the retail real estate industry or related field. Demonstrated entrepreneurial drive and spirit.

Sheldon Gordon Scholarship for Women
Award: $5,000 Towards tuition, fees, books and supplies; all expenses paid trip to ICSC RECon global convention or a regional ICSC conference, automatically paired with industry mentor and free ICSC student membership.

Eligibility:  U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Female. Full-time sophomore, junior or senior enrolled at an accredited university in the fall.  Minimum 3.0 GPA; Demonstrated interest in the retail real estate industry or related field.

ICSC Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
Award: $5,000 Towards tuition, fees, books and supplies; all expenses paid trip to ICSC RECon global convention or a regional ICSC conference, automatically paired with industry mentor and free ICSC student membership.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native) Full-time sophomore, junior or senior enrolled at an accredited university in the fall. For sophomores and juniors, the award is renewable for an additional year provided renewal criteria are met. Demonstrated interest in retail real estate or related field.  Minimum 3.0 GPA

Scholarships for Families of ICSC Members
Award: $2,500-$5,000 Towards tuition, fees, books and supplies; all expenses paid trip to ICSC RECon global convention or a regional ICSC conference, automatically paired with industry mentor and free ICSC student membership.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Canadian citizen or permanent resident for Canadian award. Individuals in the following relationship with an ICSC member (membership for at least one year at the time of application): spouse, same or opposite sex domestic partner, child, grandchild, and sibling.  This includes persons in a “step” relationship. Full-time sophomore, junior, senior enrolled at an accredited university in the fall. For sophomores and juniors, the award is renewable for an additional year provided renewal criteria are met. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Demonstrated interest in the retail real estate industry or related field. Preference given to those with financial need.

Institute of Real Estate Management Student of the Year Scholarship
Award: Complimentary registration to IREM's 2017 Global Summit in Chicago, all expenses paid

Application: irem.org/resources/academic-institutions-curriculum-support/IREMStudentScholarship

The IREM Student of the Year Scholarship recognizes an outstanding college/university student who has demonstrated a record of academic achievement and interest in pursuing a career in real estate management.

NAIOP Diversity Commercial Real Estate Scholarship
Award: (2) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded

Application: https://www.naiop.org/en/Connect/Diversity-Resources/Diversity-Scholarship.aspx

NAIOP is committed to the next generation of CRE leadership and increasing diversity in commercial real estate. We are proud to continue our scholarship program for students pursuing a degree which will lead to a career in the commercial real estate industry. Preference will be given to students who have been traditionally under-represented in the commercial real estate field.

Eligibility: Recipients of the NAIOP Diversity Scholarship will be selected based on the following: Academic achievement; Involvement in NAIOP either at university level or at the chapter level; Commitment to a career in commercial real estate; Recommendation letter from CRE instructor or professor; Financial need. 

Pension Real Estate Association Scholarship Program
Award: $500-$5000

Application: https://www.prea.org/awards/scholarship-programs/

In keeping with our educational mission, the Pension Real Estate Association awards scholarships on an annual basis to promising students studying real estate at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These scholarships are awarded through our own scholarship program and financial need is considered in determining the amount of each award. Potential recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive the minimum award. PREA is also a longstanding corporate donor to the Robert A. Toigo Foundation and their fellowships for minority and women students.

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

Mildred C. Hanson, Memorial Scholarship Award
Award: $4,000
Application: http://foundation.sior.com/what#undefined1

The Mildred C. (Millie) Hanson, SIOR Memorial Fund, which was established to honor and support women in commercial real estate, will grant a $4,000 scholarship to an outstanding junior or senior undergraduate female student enrolled in an accredited real estate program at a college or university in the United States or Canada.

Land Institute Etkin Johnson Student Scholarship Program (Colorado students only)
Award: Complimentary membership to ULI Colorado

Application: https://colorado.uli.org/get-involved/student-scholarship-program/

The ULI Colorado Student Scholarship Program provides 10 selected student applicants with a one year ULI membership and engages the students in various leadership opportunities throughout the course of their membership year. From September through May the participants will attend ULI Colorado events, committees, become volunteers, shadow developers and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership.

 

 

University of Colorado Specific Graduate Scholarships

Internal Scholarships 

These are scholarships available to graduate students awarded directly from the university.  For more information on internal graduate scholarships, please contact Katie Latier.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HARWOOD SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Incoming graduate student pursuing real estate 
  • $3,000 +/- 
  • Real Estate Fellowship application optional part of admissions application 

JUSTIN BRINDLEY MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP  

  • Incoming first-year MBA student 
  • Strong academic standing 
  • Preference given to students in the real estate program 
  • $3,000-$5,000, (May vary annually) 
  • Real Estate Fellowship application optional part of admissions application 

GARY A. WOODS FELLOWSHIP 

  • 3.5 GPA minimum 
  • Financial need 
  • Interest in a real estate career 
  • $3,000-$5,000, (Amount may vary annually) 
  • Real Estate Fellowship application optional part of admissions application 

CAPSTONE ADVISORS REAL ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Incoming first-year MBA student pursuing real estate
  • $3,000 
  • Real Estate Fellowship application optional part of admissions application 

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE BRUCE ETKIN FELLOW 

The ULI Bruce Etkin Fellow Program is a two-year program open to second-year MBA students in a real estate discipline at CU Boulder. The fellowship is funded through the ULI Foundation with funds donated by Bruce Etkin.  Benefits include:  

  • Two-year ULI Full Membership with all rights and privileges thereof.
  • Registration to attend ULI semi-annual meetings—Spring Council Forum and the Fall Meeting (including tickets for events)—for two years.
  • Registration to one ULI conference (domestic conferences only) annually for two years.
  • Travel and lodging allowance to the ULI Spring Meeting, Fall Meeting and one domestic conference per year.
  • Admission to a Product Council and its meetings and functions (including Council reception/dinner at the ULI Spring Meeting and Fall Meeting) for two years.
  • In addition, all Fellows are assigned a mentor who will advise and guide them through ULI and the profession.

Eligibility:

  • Second-year MBA student in the real estate program 
  • Good academic standing  
  • Strong involvement in the Real Estate Center and activities 
  • Transcript, 3 essays 
  • Eligible students will be contacted by the Real Estate Center. Deadline to apply is typically April.

 

External scholarships 

These are scholarships available to graduate students awarded from industry organizations separate from the university. We have listed general info, but please vist the organizations website for full and accurate information regarding deadlines, application process, etc.

 

NAIOP DIVERSITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Enrolled in a full-time graduate real estate program 
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA 
  • Recommendation letter from real estate instructor or professor 
  • Financial need 
  • Preference given to students of underrepresented minorities in the commercial real estate field 
  • Involvement in NAIOP in the university or chapter level 
  • Commitment to a commercial real estate career 
  • Recipients will be chosen for one $5,000 award each, made payable to the awardee’s university 

Deadline - Application usually open in February for the following academic year award 

https://www.naiop.org/Connect/Diversity-Resources/Diversity-Scholarship  

 

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE WOMEN (CREW) NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Female 
  • Full-time junior, senior or graduate level student 
  • Not a prior recipient of the scholarship 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Focus of study in one of the CREW Network Qualified Fields of
  • Commercial Real Estate (See list here: https://crewnetwork.org/why-join/qualified-fields-of-commercial-real-estate)  
  • $5,000 for tuition and books 
  • Paid internship opportunity in the summer 
  • Complimentary CREW Network student-at-large membership (for a duration of 18 months)
  • Complimentary registration to the CREW Convention & Marketplace 

Deadline - Applications generally accepted January – April for the following academic year award https://crewnetwork.org/foundation/college-scholarships/eligibility  

 

INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT STUDENT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP  

  • Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled during the current academic year 
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member, school advisor, or IREM member 
  • Full-time students of all majors may apply 
  • Complimentary registration to attend IREM’s Global Summit
  • Recognition at the IREM award ceremony held during the conference
  • Hotel accommodations, airfare expenses, incidental expenses / meals up to $250 

Deadline – Usually April submission deadline. Notification in June for the conference in September https://www.irem.org/resources/academic-institutions-curriculum-support/IREMStudentScholarship  

 

APPRAISAL INSTITUTE EDUCATIONAL TRUST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Graduate student majoring in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields 
  • 200-word personal statement describing academic achievements, financial need, career aspirations, involvement in real estate field and any qualifications considered relevant by the applicant 
  • Submission of resume 
  • Copy of all college transcripts 
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to applicant’s work ethic, character and pursuit of career in real estate-related fields 
  • Completion of application  
  • Strong academic record
  • $2,000 scholarship paid directly to the academic institution identified on application; may be used toward tuition only *Eligible recipients may only receive one AIET scholarship per year 

Deadline – Usually Mid-April for the following academic year award https://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/AIERF/College_Scholarship.aspx  

 

APPRAISAL INSTITUTE EDUCATIONAL TRUST MINORITY & WOMEN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP  

  • Minorities and women students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields 
  • 200-word personal statement describing academic achievements, financial need, career aspirations, involvement in real estate field and any qualifications considered relevant by the applicant 
  • Submission of resume 
  • Copy of all college transcripts 
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to applicant’s work ethic, character and pursuit of career in real estate-related fields 
  • Completion of application
  • $1,000 scholarship paid directly to the academic institution identified on application; may be used toward tuition only 

Deadline – Usually Mid-April for the following academic year award https://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/AIERF/College_Scholarship.aspx  

 

PREA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 

  • 500-word maximum essay 
  • Submission of comprehensive transcript of grades 
  • Applicant appraisal form 
  • A major or concentration in real estate 
  • First two pages of most recently filled IRS form 1040 or T1 General Form 
  • $10,000 split between 4 fellows 
  • $20,000 split between graduate and undergraduate students 

Deadline – Application usually opens in May  https://www.prea.org/awards/scholarship-programs/ 

 

ULI ETKIN JOHNSON STUDENT SCHOLAR PROGRAM: COLORADO SCHOOLS 

The Etkin Johnson Student Scholars Program is designed to immerse its participants into the thriving real estate industry in Colorado. From October through April, the participants will attend ULI Colorado events, committees, become volunteers, and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership. 15 Colorado students are selected every fall.

https://colorado.uli.org/student-scholarship-program/

  • Current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in real estate, construction management, architecture, planning, finance, business or other fields related to real estate and land use 
  • All applicants must complete the application and attach a copy of their resume
  • 1-year ULI Colorado membership 
  • Various leadership and networking opportunities throughout the year
  • Invitation to attend ULI Colorado events, committees, volunteering, shadowing developers and to network with ULI members to enhance scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership
  • 10 applicants will be selected from Colorado schools (CU, CSU, DU) 

Deadline - Early fall semester https://colorado.uli.org/get-involved/student-scholarship-program/  

 

ULI- REDI- COLORADO DIVERSITY INITIATIVE PROGRAM

Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) is a comprehensive real estate development training and mentorship program for women and people of color. The curriculum covers the spectrum of the real estate development process, including a free pro forma course at the University of Denver. Throughout the program, participants work in small teams with mentors to create a development plan and pro forma for a real local site, which they will present to a “Shark Tank” at the end of the program. Graduates receive a free ULI membership upon successful completion of the program.

Deadline – January timeframe. Check website for full details.  colorado.uli.org/real-estate-diversity-initiative/

 

 

THE CHARLES GROSSMAN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (ICSC)

  • Graduate student 
  • Submission of transcript 
  • Submission of resume  
  • Completion of recommendation appraisal form 
  • Two 400-word max. essays with an optional third essay 
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Demonstration of commitment to pursuing a career in real estate or related field 
  • $10,000 
  • All-expense paid trip to ICSC RECon 
  • Pairing with an industry mentor 
  • Free ICSC student membership 

Deadline - Applications typically open in December https://www.icsc.org/who-we-are/foundation/talent/general-scholarships-graduate  

 

EDWARD J. DEBARTOLO SR. GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (ICSC)

  • Graduate student only 
  • Submission of transcript 
  • Submission of resume 
  • Completion of recommendation appraisal form 
  • Two 400-word max. essays with optional third essay 
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in real estate or a related field 
  • Demonstrated commitment to community and giving back
  • $10,000 
  • All-expense paid trip to ICSC RECon
  • Pairing with an industry mentor 
  • Free ICSC student membership 

Deadline - Applications typically open in December https://www.icsc.org/who-we-are/foundation/talent/general-scholarships-graduate  

 

ICSC GRADUATE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Graduate student only 
  • Submission of transcript 
  • Submission of resume 
  • Completion of recommendation appraisal form 
  • Two 400-word max. essays with optional third essay  
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan native) 
  • Demonstration of commitment of pursuing a career in real estate or a related field 
  • $5,000 
  • All-expense paid trip to ICSC RECon 
  • Pairing with an industry mentor 
  • Free ICSC student membership 

Deadline - Applications typically open in December https://www.icsc.org/who-we-are/foundation/talent/general-scholarships-graduate  

 

RENEW – REAL ESTATE NETWORK EMPOWERING WOMEN

The mission of RENEW is to inspire, empower and advance women in commercial real estate finance through distinctive programs, networking and scholarship opportunities.  For more information, please contact Jessica Ramsey at jramsey@pollackshores.com or Sheri Thompson atsthompson@walkerdunlop.com

  • Award: 5 - $5,000 scholarships
  • Interest in Finance, Real Estate or related coursework
  • Proof of enrollment in an Undergraduate or Graduate program for the 2019 – 2020 academic year
  • Minimum GPA – 3.0
  • Completed application including certified transcript and letter of recommendation

Deadline – Check website www.renewcre.com