​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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $2,000

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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $1,000

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.

BIA Cares Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Award: $1,000 - $5,000

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: November 1, 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.

Applications for this scholarship will be provided via PDF format. Please email joebertocchin@sandiego.edu to put in an application request.

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

California Association of Realtors Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Award: $2,000 - $4,000

California Homebuilding Foundation / Ernest W. Hahn Scholarship Endowment

Award: $3,000 
Application Deadline: November 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 Ernest Hahn scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or MSRE graduate student pursuing their career in building or construction.

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California Homebuilding Foundation / Harry Summers Scholarship Endowment

Award: $3,000 
Application Deadline: November 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.

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California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Award: $10,000 - $15,000

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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $5,000

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
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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Hinckley Family Scholarship

Award: Two scholarships available at $5,000 each
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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ICSC Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarships (Spring 2018)

Award: $10,000

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 (Spring 2018)

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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $5,000

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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $2,000 - $10,000

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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $5,000

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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $600

James T. Gianulis Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Award: $2,000 

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.

Khalid Mohammed Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Khalid Mohammed Memorial Scholarship was established by a young alum from the Master of Science in Real Estate program, Michelle Muniz ('16). Michelle is passionate about assisting deserving and qualified female students in achieving their MSRE degree from the University of San Diego. Michelle recognizes the value of her college education and experiences to the advancement and quality of her professional life and personal development, and she is eager to afford other female students the same opportunity to prepare personally and professionally to become responsible, contributing, engaged citizens through their chosen fields of study.   

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Marasco Family Scholarship

Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: November 1, 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. 

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Mark J. Riedy Endowed Legacy Scholarship

Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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NAIOP / Mickey Carhart Memorial Scholarship

Award: Two scholarships available at $2,000 each
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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NAIOP Diversity CRE Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Award: $2,500 - $5,000

Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Award: $500 - $5000

Richard Froese Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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Risk Management Association Scholarship

Award: $2,000 - $5,000
Application Deadline: October 22, 2017

Students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation may apply for an RMA Foundation scholarship. The Risk Management Association Foundation offers scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. The RMA Foundation is awarding over $200,000 in renewable scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. The scholarships can be renewed up to two additional years, provided each student fulfills the renewal requirements and maintains their free student membership with RMA.  As a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association, RMA promotes a community of like-minded banking professionals who share ideas and experiences to advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services industry.

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Silvergate Bank Scholarship - Annual

Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

The Silvergate Bank annual scholarship is offerred to both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of San Diego. Please note that applications should be emailed to: msabins@silvergatebank.com with a cc to: joebertocchini@sandiego.edu

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SIOR Mildred C. Hanson Memorial Fund Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Award: $4,000

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 (Spring 2018)

Award: $1,000 

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: Two scholarships available at $3,000 each
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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USD Real Estate Alumni Association Scholarship for MSRE Students

Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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USD Real Estate Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: November 1, 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.

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Explore all your scholarship options with us.

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