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BWE Foundation College Scholarship Fund

We believe universities and private businesses can work together to make the world a better place and we must start by helping our youth succeed. After all, you are our future.

One main goal is to create diversity and inclusion in the industry. The College Scholarship Fund is our first project under the newly formed Bellwether Enterprise Foundation. 

 

We are awarding up to ten underrepresented students across five Universities $10,000 scholarships towards annual tuition with the potential of a paid summer internship. Students will gain first-hand experience at one of our nearby offices and participate in sessions with senior leaders of the company. It’s more than a scholarship, it’s a future career!

We reviewed data from hundreds of universities and carefully selected the below five schools that best fit our requirements.

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Academically

Respected

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Diverse Student

Body

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Offers a Real Estate

or Business Program

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Geographically Located

Near a BWE Office

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Application Requirements and Eligibility

A completed application requires a resume, personal statement, and a letter of reference from a professor at your current university.  In addition, you must meet several of the following criteria:

  • Is part of an underrepresented group in the commercial real estate industry

  • Is a student in good standing, currently enrolled in one of the following partner universities:

    • Ohio State University

    • University of Southern California

    • Morgan State University

    • DePaul University

    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    • Other: Students attending colleges not listed here are welcome to apply

  • Degree concentration in Business Related Field (Real Estate, and/or Finance Major a plus)

  • Desire to work in the Commercial Real Estate Industry post-graduation

  • Is a U.S. Citizen

  • Is a needs-based candidate (has a financial need for assistance)

Review Timeline and Evaluation Process

Application deadline is March 31, 2021.

Applications are accepted on an annual basis subject to the availability of funds. Individuals are eligible to receive up to $10,000 awards during their matriculation in approved educational program, with no more than one award provided per calendar year. Due to limited funds, an application does not guarantee a scholarship award.

Applicants will receive an "Acceptance" or "Denial" email no later than May 15, 2021. If you are denied, you may reapply for the following school year.

Scholarship Award

The goal of BWE Foundation is to equip the scholarship awardee with the necessary tools to enter the commercial real estate industry with a high probability to succeed and thrive in their careers. As such, in addition to the monetary award, all scholarship recipients will have access to:

  • Speaker Series events with personal introductions to various department executives at Bellwether Enterprise

  • 1:1 Personal Mentorship Program with local Bellwether Enterprise industry professionals

  • Peer-to-Peer Small Group events geared towards networking

  • Potential summer internship opportunities