The Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) is the oldest real
estate organization in America, founded in 1889. Its 5 Divisions, the
Building Owners and Managers Association, the Real Estate Finance
Association, the Commercial Brokers Association, the Rental Housing
Association, and the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, represent
over 11,000 members in the residential and commercial disciplines of the
industry. GBREB’s core mission is to provide education, advocacy and
philanthropy to the Greater Boston Community. In order to facilitate
philanthropy GBREB established the Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Foundation (the Foundation) which is a charitable tax exempt
organization. This newly established scholarship program will be awarded
out of the Foundation and is intended to further GBREB’s philanthropy
goal by creating an opportunity for high school students with financial
need and exceptional academic ability to realize their educational
dreams, by providing the financial means to do so.
$120,000 in scholarships will be awarded this spring to students
attending college in the fall of 2017 and will be based on financial
need, academic achievement, leadership, extra-curricular involvement,
and short written essays. The Massachusetts non-profit company uaspire has been retained to manage the scholarship program. uaspire
is Massachusetts’ leading provider of financial aid advising and
scholarships and has provided financial aid advising and scholarships to
more than 50,000 students since 1985, helping them realize their higher
education goals and giving them a better foundation for a successful
and productive future.
Students have until April 14, 2017 to apply and applications are available on line at uaspire.org.
Awards will range from $1,000 up to $5,000 per student and be
guaranteed for two years. If you know of any deserving students that may
qualify, please encourage them to view the application, and contact uaspire with any question they may have about the application process.