Scholarships

A number of substantial scholarships are available for the MSIRE Downtown and the MSIRE Online programs. Decisions on these scholarships are competitively merit based and based on scholarship availability and applicant ability and potential. Early application is best for consideration. The university also offers scholarships from the Jerome Bain Endowed Scholarship Fund.

In addition to these scholarships, students have also earned scholarships administered by the South Florida CCIM Chapter, SIOR, Appraisal Institute and Florida Realtors. These latter scholarships are not directly administered by Florida International University.

All scholarships are subject to change, are competitively merit-based and subject to availability.

Scholarship Application Deadline is Friday, November 10, 2023.

  • Miami Association of Realtors (MAR) Scholarship

    The Miami Association of Realtors (MAR) Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 based upon availability is made available by the Chapman Graduate School of Business for students affiliated with Miami Realtors. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the prospective students must have applied and have been admitted to MSIRE and must be a member in good standing of Miami Realtors at the time of application to the MSIRE Program. The award will be based on competitive merit and will be selected from applicants for the scholarship. Applicants will provide a short (no more than 500 word statement) on how they would benefit from the scholarship and the MSIRE Program. Additional documentation other than that required under the normal application process is required (see application form) such as proof of Miami Association Realtors membership in good standing. Prospective students must submit their scholarship application package 8 weeks prior to the start of the program be considered for this scholarship.

    All scholarships are subject to change, are competitively merit-based and subject to availability.

  • Jerome Bain Endowed Scholarship

    Scholarship of up to $2,500 based upon availability is made available by the Jerome Bain Endowed Scholarship Fund. The award is based on competitive merit and will be selected from prospective students that have applied and have been admitted to the MSIRE Program. Applicants will provide a short (no more than 500 word statement) on how they would benefit from the scholarship and the MSIRE Program. Additional documentation other than that required under the normal application process is not required. Prospective students must submit their scholarship application package 8 weeks prior to the start of the program to be considered for this scholarship.

    All scholarships are subject to change, are competitively merit-based and subject to availability.

  • ULI Scholarship

    The ULI Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 based upon availability is made available by the Chapman Graduate School of Business for students affiliated with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council. The award is based on competitive merit and will be selected from prospective students that have applied and have been admitted to the MSIRE Program and in order to be considered for the scholarship, the prospective student must be a member in good standing of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council at the time of application to the MSIRE Program. The award will be based on competitive merit and will be selected from applicants for the scholarship. Applicants will provide a short (no more than 500-word statement) on how they would benefit from the scholarship and the MSIRE Program. Additional documentation other than that required under the normal application process is required (see application form) such as proof of ULI membership in good standing. Prospective students must submit their scholarship package application 8 weeks prior to the start of the program to be considered for this scholarship.

    All scholarships are subject to change, are competitively merit-based and subject to availability.

  • ICSC Scholarship

    The ICSC Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 based upon availability is made available by the Chapman Graduate School of Business for students affiliated with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In order to be considered for the scholarship, the prospective student must have applied and have been admitted to the MSIRE Program and must be a member in good standing of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) at the time of application to the MSIRE Program. The award will be based on competitive merit and will be selected from applicants for the scholarship. Applicants will provide a short (no more than 500 word statement) on how they would benefit from the scholarship and the MSIRE Program. Additional documentation other than that required under the normal application process is required (see application form) such as proof of ICSC membership in good standing. Prospective students must submit their scholarship application package 8 weeks prior to the start of the program to be considered for this scholarship.

    All scholarships are subject to change, are competitively merit-based and subject to availability.

  • CBRE Scholarship

    At least one scholarship in the amount of $5,000 based upon availability for students who are full-time CBRE employees. Employees can be at any location and can take the course of study using any of the delivery methods. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the prospective student must submit a letter from HR confirming they are full-time CBRE employees at the time of application.

  • Baptist BHE Real Estate Employee

    At least one scholarship in the amount of $5,000 based upon availability for students who are full-time Baptist Real Estate employees. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the prospective student must submit a letter from HR confirming they are full-time Baptist Real Estate employees at the time of application.

  • Merit Scholarship

    This scholarship was designed to reward individuals who have shown exemplary academic and work achievements.

    To be eligible for the scholarship:

    • Individual must have been recently admitted into the program
    • Current enrolled students are not eligible for this scholarship.

    Must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.25 and a GMAT score of 600, or
    • Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.25 and a GRE score of 158 on the quantitative section and 160 on the verbal section, or
    • Real Estate & Finance undergraduate degree with a 3.5 upper-division GPA with proof of community service, internship, or extra-curricular involvement, or
    • Ten years of real estate related work experience with a minimum GPA of 3.25 upper-division coursework, or
    • Previously earned a master’s degree with a 3.5 GPA, alongside a 3.25 upper-division GPA in undergraduate real estate or finance coursework

    Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee scholarship.

  • ICSC - Rufrano Family Scholarship

    Award: $7,500

    To support graduate students interested in retail real estate. Funds will be used for tuition assistance. Each scholarship recipient must participate in ICSC’s mentorship program. Recipient must support participation in ICSC-related events and programs.

Scholarships & Funding Resources

There are a number of scholarship opportunities provided through the generosity of both individuals and corporations. Most scholarships are awarded in the summer for the following academic year.

Scholarship award will vary in amount, depending on the scholarship, the qualifications of the recipient, and the number of qualified applicants. To be eligible to apply for scholarships, applicants must be seeking a degree in a program offered within the college.

  • American Indian Services Scholarship

    Up to $2,000 - February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st

    Four scholarships per year are awarded to degree-seeking students who are at least one-quarter enrolled member of a Native American tribe recognized by the federal government. Applicants may be studying on a part- or full-time basis.

    Graduate Scholarships

    Up to $2,000 - April 4th

    This scholarship is made available to full- and part-time graduate students who are enrolled in a tribe or have at least one parent who is. Learners must have at least a 2.5 GPA and online courses are not accepted.

  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents

    Funding for Minority Students

    Prospanica Scholarship - Prospanica Foundation’s Scholarships are designed for undergraduate and graduate students who want to achieve their full educational potential and make meaningful contributions to society. We’re looking for entrepreneurial thinkers who know that true accomplishment is much more than individual success, it uplifts the entire Hispanic community.

    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund - The Hispanic Scholarship Fund collaborates with foundations, institutions and other partners in the non-profit sector at every level in order to advance our urgent mission of reversing the pattern of Latino under-education.

    Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship - The Government Finance Officers Association offers a Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000, awarded to outstanding U.S. and Canadian minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.

    Funding for Female Students

    American Association of Univeristy Women - AAUW awards fellowships to underrepresented minority women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in an MBA program. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000.

    Funding for Veterans

    Post-9/11 GI Bill - The new Post 9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. These benefits are tiered based on the number of days served on active duty, creating a benefit package that gives current and previously activated National Guard and Reserve members the same benefits as active duty service members.

    Montgomery G.I. Bill - The Montgomery G.I. Bill is intended for veterans who entered the service after July 1, 1985, served two years of continuous active duty, accepted a $100-a-month reduction in their military pay for the first twelve months of service, and received an honorable discharge.

    Funding for LGBT Students

    Point Foundation - Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

    International Students Resources

    Institute of International Education (IIE) - IIE, which seeks to foster educational exchange, has great resources for exchange students.

    International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) - IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

    International Research and Exchanges Board - IREX administers various fellowships for non-degree studies as well as one- and two-year graduate degree studies in the US for foreign nationals within 11 areas of study. Their international student loan program is designed to increase the opportunities for international students who wish to study at approved colleges and universities.

    International Student Resources – Country Specific