Submit REEF Wiegers Scholarship applications by April 1 deadline

Submit REEF Wiegers Scholarship applications by April 1 deadline


Illinois residents aiming for business, law or finance careers must apply by April 1 to be considered for 2021-2022 Richard D. Wiegers Scholarships.

Applications and accompanying materials must be submitted online to the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) by April 1. Applicants must Include a description of their activities, interests, employment history, prospective line of study and career goals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and plan to study at an Illinois college or university full-time. Get your application now.

Wiegers scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded annually, although the number of scholarships awarded will be determined by REEF.  Scholarships may be used for tuition, room and board, textbooks and materials.

Scholarships will be awarded using the applicant’s:

  • intended course of study and career goals;
  • scholastic achievements, including academic grade point average;
  • economic need or situation; and
  • references and recommendations.

Wiegers was a former president and REALTOR® of the Year for the Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS®, and for five years he was the leader of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Board of Trustees. He served on the Federal District Coordinating Group from 2000 to 2003 and became liaison to Sen. Richard “Dick” Durbin.

REEF is a not-for-profit organization established to aid and promote the work of real estate education throughout Illinois. The foundation is supported by voluntary contributions from organizations and individuals who recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training in the real estate industry in Illinois.

Other scholarships with April deadlines

REEF offers seven other scholarships with April 1 deadlines:

  • Academic Scholarship,
  • Morgan L. Fitch Scholarship,
  • Daniel L. Goodwin Scholarship,
  • James M. Kinney Scholarship,
  • Parker R. Oldenettel Scholarship,
  • George Patt Scholarship and
  • Thomas F. Seay Scholarship.

Since 2000, REEF has awarded 1,088 scholarships worth $803,150 to real estate professionals and their families. For applications, go to:

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