LIFT AS YOU CLIMB SCHOLARSHIP
We are excited to announce the launch, in partnership with The CPMG Foundation (our charitable, giving arm of Keller Williams Capital Properties & The Menkiti Group), of our Lift As You Climb Scholarship!
This scholarship was inspired by Dr. Marilyn Price Lovett. A fierce educator and advocate for women leaders. As she excelled as an educational leader she consistently sought out other women educators to develop and advance in the field. Through the Lift As You Climb Scholarship, our focus is to continue this powerful legacy and empower women who are interested in starting a career in real estate through free real estate school and career launch with the licensing fees reimbursed for the first 12 months of their career.
Since 1978, women have comprised the majority of REALTORS®, representing 65 percent of the membership in 2021. When the National Association of REALTORS® started in 1908, the membership was entirely male. Women began joining shortly thereafter but remained a minority in the organization for the first few decades. The Women’s Council of REALTORS® was founded in 1938 as the Women’s Division of NAR. Female membership in the association has grown steadily over the years. NAR has since seen a total of seven female Presidents.
We know the power that our industry has, to create a transformational life experience with no ceiling on all that can be achieved. Therefore, if we can get more women into the industry at all levels, then we know we have the power to change the world.
Our application process is now open and you can begin by nominating a deserving woman today. *The inaugural class will be limited to those pursuing licensing in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
The Lift As You Climb Scholarship is open to women and covers real estate pre-licensing and the first 12 months of licensing association, and brokerage fees up to $2,000 for women interested in advancing their careers in real estate.
In order to receive scholarship funds, applicants must be nominated (self-nominations are acceptable).
To submit nominations & complete the application, click HERE
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be willing to enroll in the Keller School of Real Estate (KSCORE) for pre-licensing in Virginia)
- Must complete the pre and post-application questionnaire.
- Must reside in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
Please Note: Pre-licensing through KSCORE remains a requirement for the scholarship. Currently, we do not have KSCORE available in DC or MD and are actively working to get it approved. However, through reciprocity with VA licensing, you can acquire your MD or DC license.