(Scottsdale, Arizona — June 17, 2022): Keller Williams Arizona Realty is pleased to announce a new scholarship at Scottsdale Community College. The Keller Williams Arizona Realty Scholarship is for students who belong to groups that are underrepresented in the real estate industry and have a demonstrated financial need. One $500 scholarship will be available each semester for a minimum of three years, beginning with the Fall 2022 semester.
David Morse, CEO/Team Leader at Keller Williams Arizona Realty, notes this new scholarship will offer diversity students interested in real estate, who cannot afford the tuition, an opportunity to pursue a career in this industry. “Keller Williams values diversity,” Morse notes. “The Keller Williams Belief System includes Equity, meaning opportunities for all. We believe all people should have the opportunity to pursue a career in real estate. With the creation of this scholarship, we hope to welcome many new participants into the exciting world of real estate.”
The Keller Williams Arizona Realty Scholarship criteria includes the following:
- Preference given to a member of an underrepresented group in real estate, such as Indigenous, Hispanic, Black, Other [e.g. person with a disability, LGBTQIA+].
- Financial need, as demonstrated in their essay.
- Qualifies for in-county tuition.
- Enrolled in Scottsdale Community College’s Real Estate: Prelicense Certificate of Completion (CCL) program, which includes REA201 and REA290AH.
- Must be eligible to legally become a licensed real estate agent in Arizona according to Arizona Department of Real Estate regulations located at https://azre.gov/licensees/original-licensing-information.
- Students who reside in Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert receive preference.
According to Susan Sandblom, Business Faculty and Chair at Scottsdale Community College, all classes must be taken through the Scottsdale Community College campus, located at 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256. REA201 satisfies the 90 prelicensing hours required by the Arizona Department of Real Estate prior to sitting for the state exam. The 90 hours are taken online but students also need to pass an in-person school exam to earn their certificate to sit for the state exam. REA290AH is an in-person class offered on a Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For fall it is scheduled for September 17, October 22, and December 3. SCC is working toward approval for the Contract Writing class to be online for the Spring 2023 semester.
Eligible students can find additional information and apply for the Keller Williams Arizona Realty Scholarship on the SCC Scholarships webpage located at https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/students/scholarships/scottsdale).
Scottsdale Community College
About Scottsdale Community College (https://www.scottsdalecc.edu):
Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is student centered with a focus on active, engaged and intellectually rigorous learning. The College is known for high quality, accessible educational opportunities and innovative teaching, learning and support services. SCC serves about 10,000 students a year, offering more than 100 degrees and 60 certificates of completion in diverse occupational areas. At only $85 per credit hour, SCC is one of the most affordable colleges in Maricopa County, and the average class size is only 16 students. Through a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC is honored to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land.
For more information, phone 480-423-6700 or visit www.scottsdalecc.edu.
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
About Keller Williams Arizona Realty (https://kwarizona.com):
The Keller Williams Arizona Realty real estate team is a full-service REALTOR® group serving buyers, sellers, and investors in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding areas. Our team model gives agents timely and efficient service from top producers in the Scottsdale real estate market. Keller Williams Arizona Realty is one of the largest and most successful Keller Williams brokerages in Arizona. We continue our amazing growth with the recent additions of Keller Williams Realty Biltmore Partners.
Several of the most successful agents in the nation are on the leadership team at Keller Williams Arizona Realty. Our agents take a technology-driven, customer-focused approach to helping every client buy and sell homes successfully. Together, our team has experience with all types of properties. From single-family homes to condos, new developments and acreages, we have the knowledge and expertise. We are here to put all of our resources and skill sets to work. As a result, we help our clients through the process, every step of the way.
Thomas A. Burke
Keller Williams Arizona Realty