Realtor.com® has announced the launch of the Local Pride Scholarship, part of its commitment to helping future generations achieve their education goals, and ultimately better position them for homeownership, according to a company release. The scholarship, which realtor.com plans to award annually, gives students a chance to show off their local pride with an essay about their neighborhood.
“The ability to afford a down payment and monthly mortgage payment is a steep financial hill to climb in today’s competitive housing marketing,” says Nate Johnson, CMO for realtor.com. “Our Local Pride scholarship gives us a chance to invest in today’s students who are future homebuyers.”
Participating students have a chance to celebrate their local community as part of the scholarship application process. Three scholarships will be awarded based on participants’ 300-500-word response to what makes them proud about where they live, including insights about a neighborhood they feel they are a “local” in. Realtor.com will award $2,500 to the first-place recipient, $1,000 to second-place, and $500 for third-place.
In addition to the scholarship, realtor.com is also kicking off an eight-week internship program that will give college students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience by working directly with realtor.com’s engineering, marketing and product teams.
Entries for the Local Pride Scholarship are open from March 7, 2018 through June 30, 2018. It is open to people 18 years of age or older who are planning to attend, during the upcoming academic year, an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the U.S. The winners will be announced in July 2018. Full scholarship details, conditions and rules are available at www.realtor.com/scholarships/.
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