Real Estate Scholarship Opportunities

Learn about our various real estate scholarship opportunities for VSB real estate students. Search through each scholarship opportunity to see if you qualify! The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate encourages students to get involved in the real estate industry, volunteer in the community, and explore all possible development opportunities.

The Etkin Johnson Student Scholar Program is designed to immerse its participants into the thriving land use industry in Philadelphia. From October 2019 through May 2020, the participants will attend ULI Philadelphia events, committees, become volunteers, meet with a mentor and network with ULI members to enhance their scholastic endeavors and learn the benefits of ULI membership. Winners will receive one year of a complimentary membership as well as the benefits listed below.

Student Opportunities

Student scholars will have unprecedented access to:

  • Exclusive student scholarship events with a cohort of scholarship recipients
  • All ULI Philadelphia events
  • The ULI Philadelphia community of developers, architects, bankers, brokers, construction managers, planners, public officials and many more disciplines
  • ULI Philadelphia’s Young Leaders
  • Insider tours of innovative new projects
  • ULI Philadelphia staff and committees
  • ULI’s global network of research, publications, case studies, and webinars
  • Mentorship

Student Requirements

Each scholar student will participate in a variety of projects, including:

  • Attend at least 3 ULI events in the course of the year
  • Volunteer at least one event during the course of the year
  • Meet with leading ULI members through the mentorship program
  • The opportunity to attend ULI Philadelphia committee meetings
  • Contribute two articles (of 100 words or more) to the ULI Philadelphia blog on the website

To Apply: Eligible applications will be current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the real estate, construction management, architecture, planning, finance, business or other fields related to real estate and land use. All applicants must complete the application and attach a copy of their resume. Participants will be selected in late September 2019. For more information contact Natalia Serejko at

2019 scholars will receive:

  • $5,000 USD (or CAD equivalent) for tuition and books
  • Paid internship opportunity (summer of 2020)
  • Complimentary CREW Network student at-large membership (18 months)
  • Complimentary registration to the 2019 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace

Application Deadline: April 30. To see if you are eligible, see here.

(1) Future Leaders Scholarship

The “Future Leaders” scholarship initiative raises funds to award one scholarship annually each to an undergraduate student ($1,000) and a graduate student ($2,000) engaged in a ULI-related field of academic study such as planning, real estate development, architecture, engineering, real estate law, construction management, real estate finance, economic development, etc. Find out more here.


The 2019 Scholarship Program will open on April 9. Learn more here.


Applications are currently closed and will reopen in January 2020.

  • Federal Realty Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
  • Schurgin Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Schurgin Family Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • Sheldon Gordon Scholarship for Women
  • ICSC Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship


Davis Property Management has run this scholarship program since 2015 to support and encourage students’ education prep for a career in the real estate industry. The program is open to ANY undergraduate or graduate college students who are currently enrolled at your university who have a future desire to pursue a career within any niche in the real estate industry.

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