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Scholarships & Programs

Real Estate Scholarship and Internship Grant Program (RESIG)

RELUI administers student scholarships to minority and economically or educationally disadvantaged students enrolled in real estate career-oriented programs in the CSU system. Twice yearly, RELUI’s Advisory Committee solicits applications. Every year, the committee typically awards approximately $50,000.

For more information and to apply, see below. 

RELUI Program Improvement Grants

RELUI administers program improvement grants. These grants, funded by an endowment created through licensing fees and administered by an agreement between California’s Real Estate Commissioner and the Trustees of the California State University, are designed to promote the maintenance, development and improvement of real estate programs. RELUI’s Advisory Committee solicits applications every spring for grants awarded for the upcoming academic year. The total amount awarded typically exceeds $25,000. 

The goal of the endowment allocations are to:

  • Encourage increased involvement in real estate research and education,
  • Aid in the development of improved curricula, teaching techniques and materials, 
  • Foster cooperation and coordination among the segments of higher education,
  • Provide a means for the continuing revitalization of real estate faculties, and
  • Aid in improving communication between the industry and the educational community. 

Consideration in receiving grants is given to CSU campuses that: 

  • Will develop or improve an existing specialization, field of emphasis, major or certificate program in real estate education.
  • Articulates its real estate program with other institutions, including community colleges, to maximize the real estate education potential of all.
  • Will develop real estate instructional aids and where appropriate make them available to other qualified educational institutions and parties in response to demonstrated need. 
  • Will offer courses which enable students to sit for real estate licensure examinations and which contribute to their preparation for such examinations. 

Additionally, consideration is given to campuses:

  • That have effective mechanisms for identifying the educational needs of the real estate industry, such as through establishment of an Advisory Committee which includes licensed practitioners in its membership,
  • Has or is seeking to obtain faculty with expertise in real estate education,
  • Have a continuing interest in and commitment to research designed to improve real estate education, and
  • Have no appropriate alternative source of funds for the proposed project or program for which financial support is sought. 

2020-2021 Real Estate Scholarship

Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Amount: Award Varies, typically $500- $2,000

Established by:

This scholarship is funded by the State of California's Real Estate Scholarship and Internship Grant ("RESIG") endowment to help support students considering a career in real estate. Under the Internship option, students may receive an award for an unpaid internship in which they are participating.

Open to:

This scholarship is open to all majors with an interest in real estate, broadly defined. Students must be currently enrolled in at least one course in real estate, broadly defined (e.g. urban planning, urban economics, geographic information systems, and property tax classes all qualify, in addition to the typical business school real estate curriculum).


  • An interest in pursuing a career in real estate
  • Completed (or be currently enrolled in) at least one course in real estate, broadly defined. This would include but not be limited to urban planning, urban economics, geographic information systems, ethics, and property tax classes all qualify, in addition to the typical business school real estate curriculum
  • 2.5 campus GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 campus GPA (graduate students)
  • Enrolled in at least 6 units
  • Financial need screening will be conducted as part of the application review process.