The Kellogg Real Estate Program instituted a new scholarship that was awarded for the first time in the summer of 2013. The purpose of the new scholarship is to raise awareness of the Program and to attract students who will take leadership positions and make important contributions to the Program, the School and, upon embarking on their careers, the real estate industry. The scholarship is being funded by contributions from members of Kellogg’s Real Estate Advisory Board.

The inaugural scholarship in the amount of $20,000 was awarded to Matthew Klein, an incoming full-time student, who will begin his studies in the fall of 2013. Matthew worked most recently in mortgage originations with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company in Virginia. He has a B.S. from Cornell University in Hospitality Administration with a minor in Real Estate.

PREA Scholarships
The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) offers an annual scholarship to Masters Degree students majoring or concentrating in Real Estate.

For more information, please visit the PREA Web site.

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® Chicago Chapter Real Estate Scholarships (SIOR)
The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS® is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,200 members in more than 590 cities in 23 countries, SIOR represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

SIOR also includes associate members who include corporate executives, developers, educators, and other involved in the commercial real estate industry.

The SIOR-Chicago Chapter and the SIOR Foundation awards scholarships with the goal to recognize and reward outstanding academic performance in business and real estate courses and to expose recipients to career opportunities and internship programs available within the Chicago real estate community. For the academic year of 20011-2012, $3,000 will be awarded to a student from four universities throughout the Chicago area. Award recipients will also be eligible to attend SIOR-Chicago Chapter business meetings, as long as they remain in their academic program. Award recipients are also encouraged to attend the scholarship presentation to be held during SIOR’s Holiday Luncheon.

CREW Scholarships

CREW Network ( is an international business network with chapters in 74 markets throughout North America dedicated to promoting the success of women in all disciplines of commercial real estate. As a catalyst for change, we seek opportunities to make a real difference by conducting sound research that analyzes, evaluates and impacts both the way we do business and the culture in which we work; developing professional skills to address the changing needs of the industry; and identifying new talent to bring fresh perspectives to the table.

CREW Foundation, incorporated in 1998 as the 501(c)(3), philanthropic arm of CREW Network continues to stand as the sole foundation dedicating its resources towards building opportunities for women and girls in commercial real estate.

The CREW Network and CREW Foundation Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and are intended to help finance the educational endeavors of full-time female undergraduate and graduate students pursuing an education which will lead to a career in the commercial real estate industry. As part of the scholarship package, each recipient will receive a paid internship at a commercial brokerage firm.

Scholarship Value:
The number of awards and the specific dollar amount of each award (which will not be less than $5,000), will be identified based upon the availability of scholarship funds. These scholarships are available to junior or senior level undergraduate students, and to students enrolled in graduate programs, to cover the costs of tuition and books.

Eligibility Requirements:
The applicant must be a female enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university with an accredited real estate program. Applications will also be considered if the applicant is a female enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university that does not have an accredited real estate program, but where the applicant’s focus of study is on any area included in the qualified fields of commercial real estate for CREW membership, and where it is the applicant’s intent to pursue a career in commercial real estate.

  • The applicant must be of junior or senior standing during the school year 2012-13 for undergraduate applications, or enrolled full-time in an applicable graduate program for graduate applications.
  • The applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • The scholarship is only available to citizens of the United States and Canada.

More detailed information about the scholarship requirements can be found at

Core Net Scholarship
The goal of the CoreNet Global - Chicago Chapter Award for Academic Excellence is to assist qualified students in pursuing an education in real estate; to facilitate opportunities that will lead to productive careers in corporate real estate; and to promote real estate as a discrete and important field of study within the academic community. For the academic year of 2012-2013, a total of $5,000 will be awarded to a student in a real estate program within one of the following Chicago-area universities (to see a complete list of participating real estate programs, see page 2):

  • DePaul University
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Roosevelt University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University

CoreNet Global-Chicago Chapter Award for Academic Excellence recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a one year student membership to CoreNet Global through the Chicago Chapter as long as they remain in an academic real estate program. The recipient will also receive free admission to all CoreNet Global – Chicago Chapter educational and networking events for one calendar year; recognition at the April 2012, New Member Appreciation Event; and a profile in the CoreNet Global - Chicago Chapter newsletter.