​Real Estate Scholarships

​Find the scholarship that's right for you.

Each year, the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate offers scholarships to promising graduate and undergraduate real estate students. Beyond these opportunities, there are plenty of additional real estate scholarships offered by organizations nationwide. Just note, those require a separate application process and have varying deadlines and eligibility requirements.

To apply for the scholarships listed below, please select the scholarship and click the link to download the PDF file, fill out the application and submit by the stated deadline.

Other scholarships and financial aid opportunities are available through USD.

Appraisal Institute Education Trust Graduate Scholarship

Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence, this scholarship helps finance the educational endeavors of graduate students concentrating in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields.

Appraisal Institute Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Awarded on the basis of academic excellence, this scholarship helps finance the educational endeavors of undergraduate students concentrating in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields.

Appraisal Institute-AIET Minorities and Women Education Scholarship

Award: $1,000 Scholarships may be applied only to Appraisal Institute courses on the MAI or SRA designation path.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Minorities and women Candidates for Designation who are active in appraising and need financial assistance to take Appraisal Institute courses leading to the MAI or SRA designations. Applications and awards are rolling and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis with the review dates around Jan 1, April 1, July 1, and Oct. 1, or until the fund is exhausted for the year.

BIA Cares Scholarship

Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Application Deadline: May 26, 2017

BIA CARES, the charitable foundation of the Building Industry Association of San Diego, awards $15,000 annually to high school and college students who are seeking a career in the building industry.

Burnham Foundation Scholarship

Award: $4,000
Application Deadline: February 16, 2017

The Burnham Foundation scholarship was established to award an outstanding undergraduate school of business or MSRE graduate student interested in real estate or real estate finance. The award, named after one of the founding members of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate culminates in the Spring with an awards breakfast including students from San Diego State University, Cal State San Marcos and the University of San Diego.

USD Faculty Contact: Email application to: joebertocchini@sandiego.edu

California Association of Realtors Scholarship

Award: $2,000 - $4,000
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017

California Homebuilding Foundation / Ernest W. Hahn Scholarship Endowment

Award: $3,500 (Available Fall 2017)
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

The California Homebuilding Foundation scholarship program was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. The CHF Ernest Hahn scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or MSRE graduate student pursuing their career in building or construction.

California Homebuilding Foundation / Harry Summers Scholarship Endowment

Award: $3,500 (Available Fall 2017)
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

The California Homebuilding Foundation scholarship program was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. The CHF Harry Summers scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or MSRE graduate student pursuing their career in building or construction.

California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame Scholarship

Award: $10,000 - $15,000
Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

The California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame scholarship was established by the CHF and industry professionals that have enriched the homebuilding industry through innovation and philanthropy. The scholarship is offerred to students throughout the entire U.S. and winners are invited to accept the award at the annual CHF Hall of Fame Gala. Please contact Joe Bertocchini for an application: joebertocchini@sandiego.edu

USD Faculty Contact: joebertocchini@sandiego.edu

CREW National Scholarship

Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

The CREW Network Foundation scholarship program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. Help us plant the seeds of change in the commercial real estate industry.

Fieldstone Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,000 (Available Fall 2017)

Fieldstone Communities, Inc. established the Fieldstone Foundation Scholarship in 2001 to support undergraduate students at the USD school of business who are passionate about and pursuing a career in real estate or real estate finance.

Graduate Marasco Family Scholarship

Award: $2,500 (Available Fall 2017)

The Marasco Family Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Sam and Anne Marasco in an effort to support juniors, seniors or MSRE graduate students who demonstrate an aptitude and a passion for the real estate business.

Hinckley Family Scholarship

Award: $5,000 (Available Fall 2017)

The Hinckley Family Scholarship was established by one of the BMC's long time supporters, Stephen H. Hinckley in 2015. As a 1976 alum, Mr. Hinckley has been an active member in the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate_s (BMC) Real Estate Committee for over 15 years and remains actively involved in supporting the mission of the BMC.

ICSC Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarships

Award: $10,000
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

The ICSC Foundation offers two graduate level scholarships for students studying retail real estate or a related curriculum. The graduate scholarships were created to encourage extraordinary students to select retail real estate as their career path.

ICSC Love Scholarship for Diversity

Award: $5,000

Named in honor of Gina Love, Esq., who helped createØICSC_s annual Diversity Reception, this award is for an undergraduate who is interested in a career in retail real estate. The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to a junior or senior university student who belongs to a underrepresented minority group.

ICSC Retail Real Estate Diversity Scholarship

Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

This graduate level scholarship is designed to increase the ethnic diversity within the community of highly skilled retail real estate professionals.

ICSC Scholarships for Familieis of ICSC Members

Award: $2,000 - $10,000
Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Scholarships for Families of ICSC Members is designed to assist members with funding education expenses for their immediate families. Our goal is to help your family members pursue careers in any field they choose. Scholarships are awarded to two individuals for each year of study in a 2-year or a 4-year program in each of the five ICSC North American divisions. A total of ten awards.Ø

ICSC Schurgin Family Foundation and Entrepreneurial Scholarships

Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

The Schurgin Family Foundation Scholarships were established to provide tuition assistance to two undergraduate students who are studying retail real estate or a related field. Additionally, the scholarship recipients will be honored at an award ceremony at RECon: The Global Retail Real Estate Conference.

IREM Young Professionals Scholarship

Award: $600
Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

James T. Gianulis Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000 (Available Fall 2017)

Family and friends of Jim Gianulis created the James T. Gianulis Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor his memory and the values and relationships that Jim held dear and treasured in others. Jim Gianulis was an executive whose personal and professional integrity and values were demonstrated at all times and in all situations and it is only fitting that recipients embody the same personality traits.

Mark J. Riedy Endowed Legacy Scholarship

Award: $1,000 - $2,000 (Available Fall 2017)

As the founder of the USD Real Estate Program and the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, Dr. Mark Riedy served as the Executive Director of the BMC, but also brought a wealth of practical experience to his academic role. He developed an extensive range of academic and industry courses, seminars and lecture series in an effort to continually support the education of real estate students and real estate professionals in the local community and beyond.

NAIOP / Mickey Carhart Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000 (Available Fall 2017)

In conjunction with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Carhart Family estatblished the NAIOP / Mickey Carhart Memorial Scholarship Fund to support undergraduate students in the School of Business at USD and MSRE graduate student pursuing their careers in commercial real estate in San Diego County.

NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarship

Award: $2,500 - $5,000
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Scholarship

Award: $500 - $5000
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

Richard Froese Memorial Scholarship

Award: (Available Fall 2017)

As a further demonstration of their commitment to assisting the University of San Diego to keep its oustanding academic quality and total student experience accessible to worthy undergraduate and MSRE graduate students, the Richard "Rick" Froese Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by industry associates, friends and family members in honor of Rick Froese who loved learning new things, teaching others and mentoring young people.

Silvergate Bank Scholarship - Annual

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

The Silvergate Bank annual scholarship is offerred to both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of San Diego.

SIOR Mildred C. Hanson Memorial Fund Scholarship

Award: $4,000
Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

The Mildred C. Hanson, SIOR Memorial Fund, established in 2008, has generously instituted an educational scholarship program intended to encourage and assist qualified female students in obtaining an education that will lead them into productive careers in the commercial real estate industry.

SIOR San Diego Chapter Scholarship

Award: $1,000 (Available Fall 2017)

The SIOR San Diego Chapter Scholarship was established by the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors to support undergraduate and MSRE graduate students at the University of San Diego pursuing a career in commercial real estate in San Diego County.

Stephen R. Dows Real Estate Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,000 (Available Fall 2017)

The Stephen R. Dows Real Estate Foundation Scholarship was established in conjunction with the San Diego Foundation to support undergraduate students within the School of Business at USD with a high academic performance in the classroom.

Undergraduate Marasco Family Scholarship

Award: $1,000 (Available Fall 2017)

The Marasco Family Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Sam and Anne Marasco in an effort to support juniors, seniors or MSRE graduate students who demonstrate an aptitude and a passion for the real estate business.

Undergraduate USD Real Estate Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: February 16, 2017

The USD Real Estate Alumni Association Scholarship was established by the Real Estate Alumni Association (REAA) to support undergraduate students at the School of Business at the University of San Diego. The REAA is continually working with USD students and alumni to stress the importance of staying connected to your classmates and your alma mater beyond graduation.

USD Real Estate Alumni Association Scholarship for MSRE Students

Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: February 16, 2017

The USD Real Estate Alumni Association Scholarship was established by the Real Estate Alumni Association (REAA) to support MSRE students at the University of San Diego. The REAA is continually working with USD students and alumni to stress the importance of staying connected to your classmates and your alma mater beyond graduation.

Explore all your scholarship options with us.

For more information on scholarships, contact Joe Bertocchini, alumni and scholarship services manager, at (619) 260-4183.