These days, a post-secondary education of some kind is as important as ever, but also more expensive than ever. That’s why, back in 2007, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty established a post-secondary education scholarship fund for our clients’ children (and our Administrative Staff). It has been a tremendous success. Since it started, we have awarded $101,000 to deserving young adults.
Last year I was asked to sit on the Scholarship Program review committee for the first time, which was a real pleasure. It was great to see a bunch of keen young adults setting interesting goals – and making their pitch for some of the funds needed to reach them!
This year the Scholarship Fund for first year students starting in the 2015 Fall semester is $20,000, to be split amongst the selected winners.* The deadline for applications is March 31st. I want all of my past and present clients with a 1st year student in the family to consider applying! It’s not an arduous process, but we do have some requirements:
- The applicant must be a child of a past or present client of RE/MAX Hallmark
- The applicant must be involved in their community (e.g. volunteering, coaching, etc.)
- The applicant must submit a completed application, school marks from Grade 9 to current semester, 2 reference letters and a 300 word essay (topic of their choice).
Over the years we have provided dozens of kids with thousands of dollars to kick off their post-secondary education, and I’d love to see one of my own clients participate in the program. Call me if you’d like an application!
*The money will be paid directly to the school on behalf of the student.