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The CCIM Institute 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.


The CCIM Institute Foundation Veterans Scholarship Program

Established in 2020, The CCIM Institute 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, REALTORS® Land Institute, IREM, and SIOR. Active-duty service military within 12 months of the end of active service are also invited to apply. The Veterans Scholarship Deadline is March 29th. For questions, please reach out to
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 or active-duty service member who meets all the following criteria:
This is a two-part application process. The first requires the upload of an applicant’s DD214, Fitness Report (FITREP), ERB, or letter of recommendation from a commanding officer for active-duty military applicants, and successful completion of the Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate course. The second requires completion of essay questions and three professional reference letters.

The CCIM Institute Foundation will review and select scholarship recipients from all qualified submissions. The application process may include a phone interview. Recipients of The CCIM Institute Foundation awards will be notified by May 31. Once awarded, recipients have four years to access the scholarship funds. For questionsplease contact

How do I apply?

  • Hold an honorable discharge (DD214) or be within 12 months of 
    the end of active service.
  • 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 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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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 Institute 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 essay questions and requires uploading three professional references.

Congratulations to the 2023 Veterans Scholarship Recipients

The CCIM Institute Foundation is proud to announce the seven recipients of its 2023 Veterans Scholarship Program. Each recipient below has chosen to pursue The CCIM Institute Designation with their scholarship. 
Greg DeLuca
Navy SEALs
Virginia Beach, VA
Jasmine Foster
Memphis, TN
Jeremy Glore
Army National Guard
Las Vegas, NV 
Fabian Ospina
Marine Corps and Navy
Pembroke Pines, FL
Vy Le
Tacoma, WA
Rolando Reyes, Jr.
Brandon Witt
Army National Guard
Springboro, OH