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Scholarship Foundation


The 2024 application process is now live! Apply HERE by April 5, 2024.

The Foundation awards scholarships once a year at the C.A.R. Spring Business Meetings. Awards by the C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation are up to $4,000 for students enrolled in four-year University and $2,000 for students enrolled in two-year Colleges. Are you a student at a California College or University pursuing a degree for a career in the real estate field? You may be eligible to apply for a C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation award! Full eligibility requirements below. 


This scholarship program is for students enrolled at a California College or University pursuing a degree for professions which are centered on, or support a career in real estate transactional activity such as Real Estate Brokerage, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Management, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Commercial Real Estate, and Other fields of study the Trustees believe worthy of consideration.

In addition, the other minimum requirements are as follows:

*Serious commitment to a real estate career
*Currently enrolled in a two or four year college in California
*Enrolled at the time of application in a minimum of six units, including one real estate or real estate-related course
*Completed a minimum of twelve college level course units within the last four years
*Completed at least two Real Estate or Real Estate related courses
*Maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher from all college/universities attended
*Must be interviewed by a Scholarship Foundation Trustee


Congratulations to our most recent C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation recipients!


The C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation provide scholarships to California students attending a two-year College or four-year University pursing a real estate related career. Since its inception the Foundation has awarded a little more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to College/University students throughout the state. The C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation relies upon charitable contributions from REALTORS®, local associations, businesses, organizations and individuals of the public. 

Help us fulfill our mission by contributing today!


Learn how you, your local association or any individual may start a C.A.R. Scholarship Fund as a way to honor and recognize a C.A.R. member, your Local Association or any individual you wish.



The California Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Foundation was established in 1948. The foundation, which was originally called the Glenn D. Willaman Real Estate Foundation, was suggested and started at the Silver Anniversary Testimonial Banquet for Glenn D. Willaman, the Association’s first Executive Officer, at the 42nd Convention of the California Real Estate Association (as C.A.R. was previously known) in 1946. The Association wished to honor Willaman for his twenty-five years of service to it and started the Foundation with $1,874.38 in cash, a $1,000 bond and some donation pledges. 

The Foundation help students whose intelligence, and qualities of leadership make them assets worth developing for the future good of the state and encourage people going into the real estate business to obtain a quality real estate education. 

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and may receive tax-deductible contributions, Tax I.D. 23-7230340.

The C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation works in conjunction with the existing C.A.R. Education Foundation which was established in 2005. Trustees/Directors from the Foundations are available for presentations at REALTOR® associations or Colleges/Universities with a Real Estate Program. The Foundations are led by an appointed group of 13 Trustees/Directors who are members of the California Association of REALTORS®.

Questions regarding the C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation please go to our frequently asked questions or contact Staff at [email protected]

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