The CCIM Foundation Now Offers 109 Fully Funded Scholarships

Posted on Dec 12, 2017

The CCIM Foundation continues its tradition of granting scholarships to deserving students and real estate professionals with its newest scholarships: Utah CCIM Chapter - Joseph Florence CCIM Scholarship; Nimkoff Family CCIM Scholarship; D. Jeffrey Lenn, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship; and Ohio CCIM Chapter - Shad J. Phipps, CCIM Scholarship. With the newest scholarships, the CCIM Foundation now has 109 fully funded scholarships.

“These newest named endowed scholarships are a clear indication of our members' continued commitment to commercial real estate education,” says CCIM Institute President Robin L. Webb, CCIM. “It is exciting for the CCIM Foundation to have even more opportunities to provide funds to assist CCIM candidates.”

Since 1988, the CCIM Foundation named endowed scholarship program has encouraged and assisted commercial real estate professionals pursuing the CCIM designation and helped to promote high educational standards. 

“We are honored and appreciate the opportunity to give back to the CCIM community that means so much to us,” says Lou Nimkoff, CCIM. “We wanted to help people who were really close, but just needed that little extra push to get their pin.”

Supported by CCIM chapters and regional bodies, the program enables commendable professionals in the real estate industry to experience CCIM Institute's education first hand. The fully funded named endowed scholarships are awarded through CCIM Chapters and other scholarship sponsors. 

“Hopefully, scholarship awardees can one day pay it forward, as an employer, an individual, or both,” says Lee Nimkoff, CCIM. 

Also among the recent honorees was long-time academic consultant to CCIM Institute for instructors, strategic planning, and leadership development, D. Jeffrey Lenn, Ph.D., who passed away on May 4, 2017.

"For Dad, effective leadership was always marked by a strong commitment to ethics, seeking buy-in, and always asking what an individual or team could do better,” says Rebecca Lenn. “The Lenn family is grateful that the CCIM Foundation has established this scholarship in his name to help equip the next generation of leaders in the field.”

“Having a passion for the scholarship committee, I am extremely grateful and honored to have a named endowed scholarship,” says Shad Phipps, CCIM. “I hope the scholarship helps those wanting to help themselves to excel in the industry by seeking the guidance and education CCIM Institute has to offer.”

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