Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Trust Fund
To assist people going into the real estate profession to obtain a quality real estate education.
Apply for the 2015 REALTORS® Scholarship - Application Deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2015 by 5pm
To provide scholarships for qualified and worthy students from a Kern County high school, Community College or University. Priority consideration is given to those who are pursuing a course of study in real estate or some related field thereof at the college or graduate level. However, all students are always invited to apply.
Scholarships are considered once a year. Applications need to be submitted by 1st Thursday of May each year. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be held for the next period of consideration. High school students may apply during their senior year, prior to high school graduation, and must include current transcripts. At the end of each school term, each holder of a scholarship is invited to apply for consideration of scholarship renewal.
Awards may vary in amount. Up to $500 for 2-year college students and up to $1,000 for 4-year college students.
The Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1971. The initial funds were contributions from REALTORS® who believed that the industry could be enhanced by providing quality education to those working toward a real estate career and that the industry had much to offer to those wishing to build a career.
The first scholarship trustees were E. L. "Jack" Armstrong, John W. Hatcher, Elmer F. Karpe, Kenneth A. Shelton and Robert D. Watson. The Scholarship Trust is currently managed by five trustees who are REALTOR® members of the Bakersfield Association of REALTORS®.
Funds for the trust come from donations and fundraising efforts.