More information

If you have any questions about the grant and scholarship programs, please contact Ida Seitter, Director of Development (614) 528-1104.

To learn more about the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation go here.

Please visit the Ohio Association of REALTORS® website here for more information on available scholarships throughout the state.

Scholarship Program

The Columbus REALTORS® Foundation Scholarship program seeks to support the education of current and future Columbus REALTORS® members, and identify those committed to raising the bar of industry professionalism and association/ community involvement. 

Scholarship funding is available for those seeking to work in the central Ohio real estate industry only. 

The following opportunities are available for those completing 2-year or 4-year real estate related degrees, and real estate related licensing coursework (including current REALTORS® continuing their education), at a central Ohio college or university. 

Important! To save changes, submit, or print your application, you must download/ save the file to your computer PRIOR to filling out the form. Application should be fillable; if not - open and use a different web browser (Chrome preferred).  

Cycle One – Spring Memorial Scholarships 

Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020

Spring Memorial Scholarships (multiple awards): Funded annually by the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation

Nate Katz Memorial Scholarship (one annually)
Created in honor of Keller Williams broker Nate Katz and funded by Keller Williams Greater Columbus Cares, this award is given to an up-and-coming student who exhibits excellent leadership potential. 

Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Scholarship (one annually): Funded by the local WCR Columbus Chapter annually; the award includes a 1 year WCR membership and is given to a future female leader, seeking to obtain her degree or license in real estate.  

Connie Salts Memorial Scholarship: Created and funded by long-time REALTOR® leaders, Dean and Connie Salts, this award seeks to support both current and future REALTOR® leaders. 

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Scholarships (one annually): Annual pre-licensing award given to a student who best exemplifies the characteristics needed to excel as a newly licensed REALTOR® and future YPN leader. Funded by Columbus REALTORS® YPN 


Cycle Two – Fall Pre-Licensing Scholarships

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

John G. & Linda Hondros Pre-Licensing Award (two annually) Donated by the Hondros family, this in-kind pre-licensing award is given to future REALTOR® leaders completing their licensing coursework at Hondros College. Package includes all state required courses, post-licensing, study crammer and materials/ books ($1,599 value)

Fall Memorials Scholarships (multiple awards): Funded annually by the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation

 Interested in starting your own scholarship? Contact Ida Seitter, Director of Development at (614) 475-4000.