Real Estate Scholarships
Applications are open. The deadline for applying for Fall 2018 grants is June 30, 2018. Applicants for all scholarships administered by the Marshall Bennett Institute will be pursuing a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) or a Master of Business Administration - Real Estate (MBA/RE).
All scholarship applicants must sign the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate FERPA consent form, granting access to their education records by the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate scholarship committee members. This form will stay in effect through graduation. Please include this form with your scholarship submissions.
The Duke Realty Fund For Education And Advancement of Minorities And Women in Real Estate - The DREAM Fund
The establishment of the DREAM Fund at MBIRE was led by James Connor, CEO of Duke Realty and the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Leadership Award. The goal of the DREAM Fund Scholarship is to support diversity as well as overall excellence in the real estate industry. It seeks to educate, financially assist and support students, particularly those interested in industrial real estate. The scholarship also provides mentoring, access to job opportunities at Duke Realty, and an annual luncheon. This Fund provides an annual scholarship grant of $7,500. As long as the student fulfills the requirements of the scholarship, it will be automatically renewed for the second year of the student’s enrollment. View the Fact Sheet
Winston E. Kennedy Endowed Real Estate Scholarship
The Winston Kennedy Scholarship was established in memory of Winston Kennedy, a former president of the Chicago Association of Realtors. The fund seeks to educate and financially assist a student who is also qualified to work with the Institute or the Heller College of Business as a graduate assistant to one of the faculty of the real estate program over the course of a single, academic year. This grant of $7,500 is not renewable without application and approval of an additional year as a graduate assistant.
John Newman Real Estate Scholarship
The John Newman Scholarship was established by John Newman, a former president of the Specialty Banking Division of LaSalle Bank and the 2007 recipient of the Lifetime Leadership Award. The fund is to educate and financially assist a student who is also approved to work with the Institute or the Heller College of Business as a graduate assistant to one of the faculty of the real estate program over the course of a single academic year. This grant of $7,500 is not renewable without application and approval of an additional year as a graduate assistant.
James P. Grusecki and Northern Builders, Inc. Scholarship for Future Leaders in Industrial Real Estate Fund
James Grusecki, who is Chairman of Northern Builders, was recognized as the 2011 Lifetime Leadership Award recipient and has established this fund to educate, financially assist and support early and mid-career persons in leadership track positions in the Chicago industrial real estate sector. Students receiving this scholarship will be expected to actively participate in the Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR) during their studies. View the Fact Sheet
Panovich Opportunity Fund for Real Estate Education
C. Michelle Panovich, Principal and Executive Vice President of Mid-America Asset Management, was recognized in 2013 with the Lifetime Leadership Award for more than 30 years of leadership in the real estate industry. This fund was established to provide scholarships and other support services to those who otherwise might not have the opportunity to obtain a graduate real estate degree. An interest in the retail real estate sector would be a “plus” for the student applying for this scholarship. View the Fact Sheet
The Teresa and Hipolito Roldan Scholarship for Tomorrow’s Hispanic Leaders in Real Estate
Hipolito Roldan, President, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (HHDC) oversees a wide range of community development activities. Mr. Roldan was also the 2007 recipient of the Lifetime Leadership Award. HHDC seeks to stabilize and enhance Latino communities by developing, managing and investing in ventures that increase the availability of affordable housing, promote economic opportunity and enhance the quality of life.
This scholarship is designed to give opportunities to Hispanic students to obtain a graduate degree that combines academic and "hands on" experience in community development and real estate. The program would also be tailored to compliment the pioneering work Mr. Roldan has accomplished through HHDC over the past 30 years. View the Fact Sheet