Expanding Access to Careers in Commercial Real Estate

The CCIM Foundation Diversity Scholarship Program is designed to advance the professional growth of underrepresented groups in the commercial real estate industry with funding for real-world education and a foundation for a new career in commercial real estate.


The CCIM Foundation Diversity Scholarship Program

Established in 2022, the CCIM Foundation Diversity Scholarship Program helps foster an inclusive commercial real estate professional community. Up to 25 scholarships will be awarded annually to qualifying applicants to pay for CCIM designation course fees (and travel and accommodations upon request). These scholarships, working in tandem with CCIM Institute's Cultural Diversity Education Program, help jump-start and transform the commercial real estate careers of qualifying individuals by funding their path to the CCIM pin, the gold standard in commercial real estate designations.
Commercial real estate is an exciting, ever-evolving field, where determination and self-discipline are crucial tools for success. Individuals can pursue careers in brokerage, investment, facilities management, development, and more, in sectors ranging from million-square-foot industrial spaces and office buildings to small apartment complexes and mom-and-pop retail stores. Commercial real estate professionals create and shape the places where we live, work, and play, and they play a key role in building healthy and sustainable communities across the globe.

Why pursue a career in commercial real estate?

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must meet all the following criteria:
Once all eligibility requirements are met, simply apply for the scholarship online.

The CCIM Foundation will review and select scholarship recipients from all qualified submissions. The application process may include a phone interview. Recipients of the CCIM Foundation awards will be notified within 45 days of the application submission deadline. Once awarded, recipients have four years to access the scholarship funds.

Applications for 2022 are closed. Look for information on 2023 applications in the new year.

How do I apply?

Have questions? 
Contact us at foundation@ccim.com or +1 (312) 321-4474. 

CCIM Institute's Cultural Diversity Education Program provides qualified real estate professionals with deeply discounted pricing on the institute's core designation curriculum (CI 101 – CI 104).

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More Support for Diversity Real Estate Professionals

The CCIM Veterans in Real Estate Program, managed by CCIM Institute, allows any U.S. veteran or eligible beneficiaries to receive U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits for CCIM Institute’s designation program.

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More Support for Veterans

If you already have a CCIM Institute account, log in with your username and password. Your username is typically your primary email address. If you do not have a CCIM Institute account, select Sign Up on the login page.

After submitting your initial application form, please watch your inbox for additional instructions. Eligible applicants will receive complimentary access to CCIM Institute’s online, self-paced Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate course. The second part of the application process will begin once an applicant has successfully completed that course.

Support the Diversity Scholarship Program  

If you would like to support this program, you can donate to the CCIM Foundation and earmark your amount for the Diversity Scholarship fund.
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For questionsplease contact foundation@ccim.com.