Education Scholarships

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Education Scholarships 2018-10-16T10:50:53+00:00

Illinois Education and Training Grant

The Illinois Education and Training Grant is funded by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF), a not-for-profit organization established to aid and promote real estate education throughout Illinois.

The grant (not to exceed $100) is awarded to eligible individuals who wish to pursue a real estate degree or license in the state of Illinois. To apply, submit all application materials at least two weeks before enrolling in an Illinois REALTORS® 75-hour pre-license topics course or an Illinois REALTORS® 90-hour pre-license package.  A complete application packet includes the application form, employment history form, two recommendation letters, proof of high school graduation or GED, and an essay from the applicant. The Illinois Education and Training Grant cannot be used for reimbursement of previously attended courses. No scholarship will be awarded retroactively.

Once you have submitted your application, please allow two weeks for applications to be reviewed. Inquiries may be directed to Laurie Clayton at lclayton@ilreef.org or (866) 854-7333.

Apply for the Illinois Education and Training Grant

GI Bill® Tuition Reimbursement

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is a tuition reimbursement initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Qualifying veterans can apply for reimbursement of tuition for any Illinois REALTORS® pre-license classroom courses. GI Bill® benefits may only be applied to live pre-license classroom courses courses (excludes webinars).

Under the guidelines, a qualified veteran pays all course costs upfront to the branch providing the live training. The branch partner sends the Request for Veterans Benefits form to education@illinoisrealtors.org.

Please note, it is up to the Department of Veterans Affairs whether or not the Veteran qualifies for the GI Bill® benefit. Veterans who started their coursework after July 1, 2014  may apply.

Call  (888) 442-4551 to find out if you qualify.  To apply, complete and submit the Request for Veterans Benefits to the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center.

Submit a Request for Veterans Benefits