The Real Estate Center at DePaul provides scholarships for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate real estate students each academic year. As applications open we will alert students via email about the process and submission deadlines. Please contact the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business or the Driehaus College of Business Undergraduate Office to ensure you are enrolled in the DePartment of Real Estate The following endowed scholarships are available:
Founding Sponsor Scholarship
The Real Estate Center's Executive Committee voted to use reserve
Sponsor funds to create academic graduate-level scholarships awarded on
entry to the program to attract outstanding candidates who might have
selected other graduate schools if funding wasn't available to them at
Michael J. Horne Endowed Scholarship
The Michael J. Horne scholarship was created by the MJH Education and
Healthcare Assistance Foundation to honor the legacy of Michael Horne,
who had been a successful real estate broker in Los Angeles.
Kenneth McHugh Endowed Scholarship
Ken McHugh was the Executive Vice President for Operations at DePaul
and served the university for 30 years. He played an integral role in
getting The Real Estate Center up and running.
Robert and Howard Weitzman Endowed Scholarship
The Weitzman family established The Robert and
Howard Weitzman Scholarship Endowment Fund as a tribute to Howard and
the late Bob Weitzman for their passion for education and real estate.
The objective of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance
to DePaul University undergraduate real estate students who demonstrate
outstanding aptitude in their academic pursuit of a real estate degree.
The Charles H. Wurtzebach and Susan M. Marshall Endowed Travel Scholarship
This scholarship helps expand education beyond the
classroom by providing funding for students to travel and attend real
estate conferences across the country. This is a wonderful opportunity
for real estate students to enrich their knowledge of the industry with
practical, real-world experiences. The scholarship covers conference
registration fees, membership dues, airfare and hotel expenses.
Recognizing the value that conference participation adds to the
students' overall educational experience, The Real Estate Center
allocates Sustaining Sponsor funds to supplement the travel scholarship
Susanne Etheridge Cannon Endowed Scholarship
the spring of 2015, the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Center honored
Susanne Cannon, Professor Emeritus and former Real Estate Department Chairman
and Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director of the Real Estate Center,
with the Outstanding Leadership in the Real Estate Profession award.
Proceeds from the event created the Susanne Ethridge Cannon Endowed Scholarship
Douglas & Cynthia Crocker Real Estate Endowed Scholarship:
2012, as part of the Real Estate Center’s ten year anniversary celebration, the
University hosted a gala event that honored nationally renowned real estate
executive and philanthropist, Douglas Crocker. The event kicked off
fundraising efforts for the Douglas & Cynthia Crocker Real Estate Endowed
Scholarship fund which raised $550,000. Crocker was an early supporter of
the Center as a Founding Sponsor and later, he and his wife, Cynthia, endowed
the position of the Director of the Center with a major gift.
The Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship
In the spring of 2017, the Real Estate Center
honored Jack Durburg, a DePaul alum and the CEO of the Americas for CBRE, for
his outstanding leadership in the real estate profession. The event
raised more than $220,000 to create the
Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship Fund in recognition
of the friends, colleagues and real estate associates of Durburg who support
real estate education.
Real Estate Organization Scholarships
In addition, the center works with a number of professional real estate associations that provide scholarships to students as well as discounted registration fees for memberships and special events. Such associations include: Real Estate Finance Forum (REFF), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Commercial Real Estate Women of Chicago (CREW), Urban Land Institute (ULI), CoreNet and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), among others.
ICSC Foundation Scholarships
Established in 1988, the International Council of
Shopping Centers, Inc. (ICSC) Foundation is the leading and most
prestigious foundation for the retail real estate industry and is the
nonprofit public charity of the International Council of Shopping
Centers. Their mission is to promote and reward community support
efforts and provide undergraduates, graduates and retail real estate
practitioners educational scholarships. Scholarships include:
- ICSC Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
- Federal Realty Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
- Schurgin Family Foundation Scholarship
- Schurgin Family Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
- Scholarship for Families of ICSC Members
- ICSC Graduate Diversity Scholarship
- Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. Grduate Scholarship
Please visit ICSC for additional information.
Crew Chicago Scholarship
CREW Chicago annually awards one or two scholarships
in the amount of $3,000 for graduate and undergraduate students
majoring or concentrating in real estate, construction, facility
management, architecture, urban planning, real estate law, land
economics, real estate appraisal or related real estate fields. The
scholarships are primarily awarded on the basis of academic excellence
and are intended to help qualified students pursue an education that
will lead them into productive careers in commercial real estate.
Applicants must be enrolled for the academic year in which the award is
Applications are available starting in March, with an Oct. 31 deadline for the ensuing academic year.
Visit crewchicago.org for additional information
CoreNet Global Chicago Chapter 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; facilitate opportunities that will lead to
productive careers in corporate real estate; and promote real estate
as a discrete and important field of study within the academic
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.
Visit the CoreNet Global Scholarship page for details on when the applications will open for 2018.
Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships
The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation is a
nonprofit organization established to aid and promote the work of
real estate education throughout Illinois. The foundation is supported
by voluntary contributions from organizations and individuals who
recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training
in the Illinois real estate industry. Scholarship awards have become a
prominent activity of the foundation. Many students in real estate -related curricula at colleges and universities have benefited from the
foundation's scholarship grants.
Click here for details
Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative
The Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real
Estate Initiative is a prestigious leadership program designed to
develop the next generation of women executives in Chicago's commercial
real estate (CRE) industry. Miller has achieved great success
in Chicago's commercial real estate industry and remains a role model for other women in
the industry. One of her continuing goals is to increase the resources
available to women in commercial real estate for advancement as women remain significantly
underrepresented in real estate leadership roles.
Founded in 2007, the
initiative is a comprehensive approach serving early and mid-career
women pursuing graduate degrees in real estate, and provides each
student with a scholarship, a real estate executive mentor, and access
to networking opportunities and professional development classes.
Click here for details and to apply to the Goldie Initiative Scholarship
SIOR® Chicago Chapter Scholarships
Since 1984, the Society of Industrial and Office
Realtors (SIOR)-Chicago Chapter and the SIOR Foundation have awarded
scholarships to recognize and reward outstanding academic
performance in business and real estate courses and expose recipients
to career opportunities and internship programs available within the
Chicago real estate community.
Award recipients will be eligible to attend SIOR-Chicago Chapter
business meetings, as long as they remain in their academic program. Recipients are also encouraged to attend the scholarship
presentation held during SIOR's Holiday Luncheon.
Contact Olinda Rios at email@example.com for information about the scholarship and application process.