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The CCIM Foundation Veterans Scholarship Program is designed to provide veterans with funding for real-world education and a foundation for a new career in commercial real estate.

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The CCIM Foundation Veterans Scholarship Program

Established in 2020, the CCIM Foundation Veterans Scholarship Program gives back to the brave men and women who have served the United States by offering educational funding to pursue a new career in the dynamic commercial real estate industry. Qualifying U.S. military veterans can apply for up to $20,000 to use for non-degree-based commercial real estate education, including certification programs through National Association of REALTORS® affiliate organizations, including CCIM Institute, IREM, and SIOR. Up to five scholarships will be awarded in 2021.
Commercial real estate is a dynamic 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, you must be a U.S. military veteran who meets all the following criteria:
Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2021. Should additional scholarships become available, the submission window will reopen from June 15, 2021, to Sept. 15, 2021.


This is a two-part application process. The first requires upload of applicant’s DD214 and successful completion of the Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate course. The second requires completion of three essay questions and upload of three professional reference letters.

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.

How do I apply?

  • Hold an honorable discharge (DD214).
  • Do not currently hold a commercial real estate-associated designation.
  • Earn a passing grade in CCIM Institute's Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate course.* Each applicant will receive tuition-free access to this online course as part of the application process.
Have questions? 
Contact us at foundation@ccim.com or +1 (312) 321-4474. 

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

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.

Learn More

More Support for Veterans

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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 Veterans Scholarship Program  

If you would like to support this program, you can donate to the CCIM Foundation and earmark your amount for the Veterans Scholarship fund.
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* Upon successful completion of the Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate course, applicant will receive a link to the second half of the application which includes three essay questions and required upload of three professional references.