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Last Call: FAR Scholarship Entries

Be sure to let your customers, friends and neighbors know that time is running out for Florida’s high school seniors to win up to $10,000 to help pay for college tuition next year. The deadline to enter the Florida Association of Realtors®’ 2007-2008 Scholarship/Essay Contest for High School Seniors is March 7.

Entering the contest is easy. Students write a typed, double-spaced essay—500 words or less—on the topic, “How Does a Realtor Professional Benefit the Community?” This topic allows students the freedom to write about the wide range of Realtor professionals who work in a variety of fields, including residential brokerage, commercial brokerage, industrial and office brokerage, farm and land brokerage, real estate appraising, property management, land development and real estate consulting, to name just a few of the general specialties. Or essays may address such points as the benefits of homeownership to society, or to families on a personal level, or the way the selling of commercial real estate encourages economic growth.

Students can check with their high school guidance office to obtain an application kit and essay cover form for FAR’s 2007-2008 Scholarship/Essay Contest for High School Seniors. Or anyone can go to the media section of FAR’s Media Center Web site, (http://media.floridarealtors.org) to download the scholarship/essay contest application kit, official cover form and list of FAR District Vice Presidents, to whom the essays are to be mailed.

FAR’s statewide scholarship awards program is open only to high school seniors who live in the state of Florida and plan to continue their education at a college, university, technical school or other institution of higher learning. Children of licensed real estate practitioners are not eligible for contest entry, nor are children of employees of Boards/Associations or FAR.

All essays, along with an official Essay Cover Form, must be postmarked before or on March 7, 2008, and mailed to the Florida Association of Realtors, 7025 Augusta National Dr., P.O. Box 725025, Orlando, FL 32872-5025.