Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship candidates may be either undergraduates or graduate students. All applicants must strictly comply with the application process and fully meet all of the following requirements.

Without exception, candidates must:

  1. Have already completed ONE YEAR of full-time college study; i.e., cannot be an incoming freshman
  2. Be currently enrolled full-time in college
  3. Have completed courses of study that reflect an emphasis on real estate, finance, marketing, communications, and/or business
  4. Have a GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 or higher
  5. Be a resident of Contra Costa County

Submit an application to include:

  1. Your most recent transcript
  2. At least one letter to be provided by one of your instructors on school stationary
  3. A personal essay following the listed directives and stating your reasons for pursuing a career in real estate, finance and/or business
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Scholarship Amount and Expectations:

Upon completing and submitting the written application requirements no later than April 30th, 2017, each scholarship candidate is required to attend a personal interview in Walnut Creek, California with the Foundation trustees. The interview will approximately take one hour and is an important part of the selection criteria. Advance notice will be given. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the morning of June 16th, 2017.

Upon notification of a scholarship award, each scholarship winner is expected to attend the annual CCAR scholarship awards luncheon. It is scheduled for July 14th, 2017 at the Blackhawk Country Club. The scholarship winner and both parents are guests of the Foundation at this event. The student is expected to briefly address the audience at the luncheon.

Scholarship awards go up to $5000 for each qualifying student. The funds are sent directly from the CCAR Scholarship Foundation account to the student's school account in time for the Fall semester. Student candidates can apply and be awarded scholarships up to two times.

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