SIOR Report catches
up with nine SIOR
Foundation past scholarship winners to see
where they have been
since receiving their
scholarships and how
that has impacted their
lives and careers in
commercial real estate.
Since 1962, the mission of the SIOR Foundation has been to promote and support initiatives
that educate, enhance, and expand the
commercial real estate community.
One way the Foundation has achieved
this is through awarding generous
scholarships to deserving students who
could not otherwise have studied on the
college level. This financial assistance
has allowed them to graduate in real estate-related fields, bringing new energy
and excitement into the industry.
Among its programs: the Mildred C.
Hanson SIOR Memorial Scholarship, an
annual $4,000 scholarship awarded to a
female junior or senior undergraduate
student in an accredited real estate
program at a college or university in the
U. S. or Canada; and the David T. Houston
Jr., SIOR Memorial Scholarship, an an-
nual $2,500 scholarship awarded to an
active, qualified commercial real estate
professional with a minimum three
years’ experience who would like to pur-
sue continuing education in real estate.
The Foundation also runs the SIOR
Chapter Matching Scholarship Program,
which grants matching funds to augment chapter scholarships awarded to
undergraduate and graduate students
in real estate-related degree programs.
In the fiscal year ending August 31,
2016, it matched $70,657, which 19 SIOR
chapters awarded to 81 students.
SIOR Report caught up with nine of the
Foundation’s past recipients to find
out how their SIOR scholarships have
impacted their commercial real estate