Application Information (please read):

In today's competitive business environment, you need the advantage of the education delivered through the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR Institute) program. The subject matter is selected to educate practitioners about local, state, and national real estate practices that affect REALTORS and their clients. The GRI program furthers the professionalism of REALTORS and broadens their educational base so they can more effectively communicate and service today's consumer under complex market conditions.
 
The GRI Scholarship Program is available to Minnesota REALTOR members throughout the state. The GRI Scholarship was created to financially assist GRI Scholarship awardees with tuition reimbursement and other GRI attainment related costs.
 
Applicant Criteria
 
  • New REALTORS (paid dues 2-10 years)
  • Showing professionalism in business and ethical behavior as a REALTOR member and not found in violation of the Code of Ethics
  • Client or peer feedback
  • Involvement with local association and/or community
  • Broker statement on professionalism and ethics
  • Brokers are eligible. In lieu of broker recommendation on the application, peer recommendations will be accepted

Scholarship Requirements

  • Twelve scholarships will be awarded
  • Recipients will have up to 3 years to utilize the scholarship to complete the designation
  • If a member has already completed the designation, they are ineligible
  • The applicant will electronically submit application
  • A travel stipend is available to defray costs for those traveling over 50 miles per trip: reimbursement will be the IRS going rate per mile up to $25 per trip per person, up to $125 for the entire GRI curriculum

This scholarship is valued at approximately $800.  No cash will be provided.  All courses will be at no cost to the winners.
 
Deadline for submitting applications is midnight on
August 18th.
Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of August 23rd and scholarships will be awarded at the state convention in September.
 

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* 1. Full Name (as it appears on your license):

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* 2. Member NRDS #:

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* 3. Local Association:

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* 4. Mailing address:

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* 5. Email:

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* 6. Phone Number

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* 7. Date you received your real estate license (mo/yr):

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* 8. License #:

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* 9. Have you ever been found in violation of the NAR Code of Ethics?

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* 10. If yes, please explain. If no, please type 'NA'.

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* 11. Have you ever been found in violation of the MN Statutes by the MN Department of Commerce?

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* 12. If yes, please explain. If no, please type 'NA'.

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* 13. How many transactions have you had in the past 2 years?

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* 14. Why are you interested in the GRI Designation and scholarship?

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* 15. List previous and current involvement with your local or state Association of REALTORS, if applicable.

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* 16. List public service and community activities in which you have participated, if applicable.

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* 17. List any awards or special recognitions you have received, if applicable

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* 18. What about the GRI program appeals to you?

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* 19. I (Applicant) have read and understand the conditions of the MN REALTORS GRI Scholarship as explained herein. I affirm that I plan to continue pursuing a career as a licensed real estate agent in the state of Minnesota and as a Minnesota REALTOR member. I understand that this application will be available only to those applicants that meet the criteria. If selected to receive a MN REALTOR GRI scholarship, I agree to complete all the required GRI classes within a three-year time period or forfeit the remainder of my scholarship funds.

I affirm that information contained herein and included as part of the application package is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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