NAIOP Diversity Student Scholarship 2020
Submission Deadline02/11/2020

NAIOP is committed to the next generation of CRE leadership and increasing diversity in commercial real estate. We are proud to continue our scholarship program for students pursuing a degree which will lead to a career in the commercial real estate industry. Preference will be given to students who have been traditionally under-represented in the commercial real estate field.

Recipients of the NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarship will be selected based on the following:

  • Academic achievement.
  • Involvement in NAIOP at either the university or chapter level.
  • Commitment to a career in commercial real estate.
  • Recommendation letter from a CRE instructor or professor.
  • Financial need.

Applications will be evaluated by leading industry professionals.


  • (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified graduate student applicants and payable directly to the awardee’s university.
  • Each award recipient will receive one (1) complimentary registration and $1,000 travel stipend to attend NAIOP’s CRE.Converge (October 6-8, 2020, in Las Vegas).
  • Each award recipient will receive a personalized press release announcing their achievement.
  • An article featuring the scholarship recipients and their school will appear in Development magazine (in print and online).
  • Scholarship recipients will be profiled on NAIOP website.


  • Must be a NAIOP university member in good standing.
  • Must be enrolled in an applicable graduate program during the 2019-20 academic calendar year.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Previous scholarship winners are not eligible for a second scholarship.


  • Completed application.
  • A one-page indication of interest about why you are pursuing a career in commercial real estate, where your interest lies within the commercial real estate industry, and career plans upon completion of degree (600-750 words maximum).
  • A resume indicating your academic performance and extracurricular activities.
  • Official transcript and copy of course schedule from your university.
  • Reference letter from a CRE instructor or professor.

Submission closing date: January 31, 2020

Please contact with any questions.

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