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If you have any questions about the grant and scholarship programs, please contact Ida Seitter, Director of Development (614) 528-1104.

To learn more about the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation go here.

Please visit the Ohio Association of REALTORS® website here for more information on available scholarships throughout the state.

Scholarship Program

Note: Current scholarship funding is available for those seeking to work in the central Ohio real estate industry only; applications received for individuals outside of the area will not be considered at this time. 

The Columbus REALTORS® Foundation Scholarship program seeks to support the education of current and future Columbus REALTORS® members, and identify those committed to raising the bar of industry professionalism and association/ community involvement. 

Click here to review the list of past award recipients. For a better idea of what the committee looks for when selecting awardees click here

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Current Scholarship Opportunities & Donors:
The following opportunities are available for those completing 2 yr/ 4yr real estate related degrees, and real estate related licensing coursework (including current REALTORS® continuing their education), at a central Ohio college or university. 

Download a copy of the full list of scholarships

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Cycle One – Spring Memorial Scholarships 

Deadline: Spring 2020

Sample Business Plan Template

Click here to apply for any of the following opportunities:

  • Spring Memorial Scholarships (multiple awards): Funded annually by the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation
  • Nate Katz Memorial Scholarship (one annually)
    Created in honor of Keller Williams broker Nate Katz and funded by Keller Williams Greater Columbus Cares, this award is given to an up-and-coming student who exhibits excellent leadership potential. 
  • Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Scholarship (one annually): Funded by the local WCR Columbus Chapter annually; the award includes a 1 year WCR membership and is given to a future female leader, seeking to obtain her degree or license in real estate.  
  • Connie Salts Memorial Scholarship: Created and funded by long-time REALTOR® leaders, Dean and Connie Salts, this award seeks to support both current and future REALTOR® leaders. 
  • Young Professionals Network (YPN) Scholarships (one annually): Annual pre-licensing award given to a student who best exemplifies the characteristics needed to excel as a newly licensed REALTOR® and future YPN leader. Funded by Columbus REALTORS® YPN 

Cycle Two – Fall Pre-Licensing Scholarships

Deadline: Friday, September 27

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Click here to apply for any of the following opportunities:

  • John G. & Linda Hondros Pre-Licensing Award (two annually) Donated by the Hondros family, this in-kind pre-licensing award is given to future REALTOR® leaders completing their licensing coursework at Hondros College. Package includes all state required courses, post-licensing, study crammer and materials/ books ($1,599 value)
  • Fall Memorials Scholarships (multiple awards): Funded annually by the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation

 Interested in starting your own scholarship? It’s easy! Contact Ida Seitter, Director of Development at (614) 475-4000