Real Estate Investment Society awards scholarships
FORT MYERS -- The Real Estate Investment Society (REIS) proudly announces the award of the annual Paul Sands Memorial – REIS Scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) students Chezanne McLeod, Randy Lopez and Seth Thompson. The scholarships each provide $2,500 toward tuition and books.
These outstanding scholars also receive honorary membership in REIS for one year and may attend meetings on a complimentary basis. “We welcome outstanding scholars to join us, to learn about the area’s commercial real estate industry, and develop relationships with members of the business community,” explained REIS President Bev Larson. “The REIS scholarship programs represent our commitment to our professions and our community. We support student interest in business by providing financial assistance for their higher education and welcoming them to participate in our meetings and educational programs. Our goal is to promote the professionalism of our future business leaders and thereby the economic vitality of our community.”
Chezanne McLeod is a senior majoring in Legal Studies, minoring in Real Estate, and looking forward to working in a real estate law firm. She works full-time in a property management firm while attending FGCU. Randy Lopez is a junior majoring in Pre-Finance. He is a resident assistant with the housing department at FGCU and intends to be a real estate financial analyst after graduation. Seth Thompson is a senior, majoring in Finance. He currently interns with a commercial real estate brokerage and looks forward to a career as an investment advisor.
Mark Morris, chairman of the REIS scholarship committee, explain that the Paul Sands Memorial – REIS Scholarship is an endowed FGCU scholarship program, funded by REIS Scholarship Foundation, a not-for-profit, registered 501(c)3 corporation. Continuing contributions from REIS and the annual Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational Golf Tournament have increased and sustained the fund.
Information on contributing to the REIS scholarship program is available at the REIS web site: www.reis-swfl.org or Mark Morris, (239) 489-3303 extension 175. Criteria, school contacts, and other information on the program are also available at the REIS web site.
PHOTO CAPTION: (from left) REIS Scholarship Chair Mark Morris; scholars Chezanne McLeod, Randy Lopez and Seth Thompson; REIS member Lisa Sands, and FGCU Professor FGCU Professor Dr. Tim Allen.
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