Give Back to the Industry

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One of the IREM Foundation's missions is to fund initiatives furthering the property management profession. The foundation accomplishes this mission by providing scholarships for educational programs.

Four scholarships were developed for individuals taking IREM courses toward designation or for minorities enrolled in undergraduate real estate programs. They are intended to help recipients enter the property management profession or further their position in the industry.

The IREM Foundation has had great success with these scholarships. In 2005, the foundation awarded more than $95,000 in scholarship money. Five recipients received their CPM designation and three site managers received their ARM certification.

The IREM Foundation acknowledges the need to expand on these success stories and ensure those interested in the real estate management profession continue to receive help. The foundation has defined guidelines for those interested in assisting students who are committed to succeeding and building their future by advancing their knowledge of the real estate management industry.

Creating a new scholarship would be an invaluable service to the industry. It also offers an opportunity to honor loved ones, family members or a group of people. Corporations wishing to create a scholarship may also have the scholarship named after the organization.

Below are ways you can help:

Endowed Scholarship

The donor's scholarship will continue to provide student support throughout the life of the institution. They may be established through private gifts including cash, securities, insurance, policies, bequests, trusts and annuities. …

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