As a 10+ year member of the Toronto Real Estate Board, this award is one I am very glad we are part of. I have always said there is NOT enough emphasis on explaining homeownership, renting, mortgages etc to kids in high school. Although some of the teachers are likely to know a great deal, I dont often hear my nieces and nephews talking about real estate 101 on facebook.
As a result, its up to smart parents to give their kids the skills needed to survive IN ADDITION TO career skills.
As an added service to any clients (past, present or future), I will always make time to share my skills with any of your high school aged kids that need a mentor. If ages 0-5 is critical for early learning, I would add that 10-20 is critical for adult learning. Feel free to contact me to discuss my 1 hour seminar called "Real Estate 101- Teaching Canadian Kids how the real estate world works".
Real Estate investment started for me in my early 20s. In fact, for those who plan to work right after high school.....having the skills to thrive in real estate investing should be considered a MUST.
Seventh Annual Past President's Scholarship Awards
November 29, 2012 -- TREB’s Past President’s Scholarship Program, now in its seventh year, expanded last year to include two additional scholarships. Two $5,000 first-place scholarships and two $2,500 second-place scholarships will be awarded on behalf of REALTORS® to four graduating high school seniors going on to pursue post-secondary education.
Based on community involvement and a 1,000-word essay, the awards will be presented to the four winners in the spring.
This year’s essay topic choices are:
- Which is a more viable financial decision today, homeownership or renting? What do you think is the impact of this decision on society?
- What municipal revenue sources do you think the City of Toronto might utilize for future infrastructure funding?
The deadline for application is March 15, 2013.
Click here to view the 2013 scholarship application and essay criteria.
The application can also be obtained by clicking the Education button on the TorontoMLS/New Stratus home page or from the www.TorontoRealEstateBoard.com website.
If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Christine Shallhorn in the Education Department at (416) 443-8000 x8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org