The Impact Foundation of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association Awards $10K in Scholarships

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ATLANTA, GA – RealEstateRama – The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) recently approved a new scholarship opportunity for students graduating from Georgia high schools who are planning to attend an accredited post-secondary school (college, university, or vocational-technical institution) and for undergraduate students currently attending an accredited post-secondary school who are residents of Georgia. ARA’s Impact Foundation, overseen by its Board of Trustees, launched the scholarships in 2022. The Foundation will award ten (10) $1,000 non-renewable scholarships each year!

The inaugural group of scholarship recipients are:

  • Khariss Bender
  • Darin Chan
  • Melanie Chan
  • Zaria Frenelle
  • Cassidy Harrington
  • Christian Edwards
  • T’oni Birden
  • Jalen Adams
  • Mays Butts
  • Aria Alridge

Each scholarship recipient was selected based on the following criteria, in priority order:

  • Written Essay
  • Demonstrated Leadership in Extra-curricular School Activities
  • Community Involvement
  • At Least a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) or Equivalent
  • Letters of Recommendation

The scholarship can be used only for fees, books, tuition, and/or room and board. In keeping with their commitment to ensuring diversity, ARA makes no distinction in its scholarship awards based on the grounds of age, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or physical ability. All applicants must be immediate family members (including adopted children and stepchildren), grandchildren, or family members under legal guardianship who are related to a REALTOR® member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. In support of continuing education, ARA is pleased to extend this scholarship opportunity annually to its 14,000+ members.

Link to Photo of the ARIF Scholarship Recipients


About the Atlanta REALTORS® Association:

The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) is the voice of residential real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia, ARA serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry, and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. Membership in ARA is the hallmark of quality, professionalism, and production.

Atlanta REALTORS® Association Contact:

Geilia Taylor, Director of Community Engagement & Diversity
Office: 404.732.0650
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