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Front Page - Friday, June 24, 2022

Realtors award scholarships to five area students

Greater Chattanooga Realtors this spring awarded five $2,500 college scholarships through its Community Scholarship Program.

The association selected the recipients following a review of their application, letter of recommendation, introductory video and academic record.

“With more than 40 outstanding and accomplished applicants, it was difficult to choose the finalists,” says Julie Alcantara, 2022 chair of Greater Chattanooga Realtors’ Consumer Education & Scholarship Committee. “We wish all the applicants well in their future educational endeavors.”

“This scholarship is one example of the many ways in which our Realtors give back to the community,” says Derek English, 2022 president of the association. “Our board of directors is committed to making this scholarship available each year – and I believe its legacy will be felt far into the future.”

“I was proud to help get this scholarship underway when I was president,” adds Robert Backer, 2021 president of the association. “Education is important to everyone in this community and we’re pleased to help these young people begin their journey in higher education.”

The 2022 recipients of a Greater Chattanooga Realtors Community Scholarship are:

• Haven Blair, Chattanooga Creative Arts

• Bailey Fowler, Ridgeland High School

• Jaylan Sims, Tyner Academy

• Erika Steiman, Collegiate High of Chattanooga State

• Qijun “Jerry” Zhang, McCallie School

Source: Greater Chattanooga Realtors