Scholarships

The Chapter and its 8 Districts are looking for Scholarship Applicants who are serious about achieving the CCIM Designation. The FLCCIM Scholarship program contributes to those entering or taking the CCIM Education program.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for a FLCCIM Chapter or District Scholarship, the applicant MUST be a paid Chapter Member at the time of Application. Use the guidance below to become a better commercial practitioner & receive scholarship funds for your CCIM education.

  • The Main Requirement for the Scholarships is Florida CCIM Chapter Membership. Not a member yet? Join now!
  • When you join the Chapter as a Member, you are automatically a Member of your local District. Participate in your District’s events.
  • Get to know your Local CCIM Designees who will share their passion for the CCIM Designation
  • Applicants are only eligible for a scholarship toward 1 CCIM Core Course.
  • Learn more about participating in your District
  • Ask about Member and Institute Candidate Benefits
  • Participate in events, introduce yourself to Designees, and let people know you are interested. Your best chance to receive a scholarship is being known and not just a name on a paper.

Direct Scholarship questions to the Chapter Scholarship Chair or your local District Scholarship Chair.

If you have any scholarship-related questions, please reach out to the 2022 FLCCIM Scholarship Chair, Barbara Monahan, CCIM or the Vice-Chair, John C. Lonardo, CCIM.

2022 FLCCIM District Scholarship Chairs:

Ft. Lauderdale-Broward District Nicholas Mau 954-815-4147 n.mau@first-pointe.com
Central District Lou Payas, CCIM 407-492-1324 loupayas@payascre.com
Central District Erik Vasquez 407-415-7825 Erik@ErickCommercialRE.com
East District Neil C. Efron, CCIM 561-966-0070 Nefron@noblep.com
Miami-Dade/Monroe District John Lonardo, CCIM 305-213-4050 Jlonardo@comreal.com
North District Justin Clark, CCIM 904-537-7921 Justin@propertytheater.com
Panhandle District Chad Knaepple, CCIM 850-687-4075 Chad@Taylorallenllc.com
Southwest District Laura Cari 239-676-6870 lcari@lqwest.com
West Coast District Rick Harris, CCIM 727-726-3100 rha@rharealestate.com

Scholarships Available Through The Florida CCIM Chapter

Instructions: Click on a section title below to expand it for more information about the available scholarships.

Scholarship Applications Open: May 1, 2022
Absolute Deadline: August 31, 2022

Note: Only one scholarship awarded per person. Previous awardees will not be eligible.

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Although there is no Education Foundation Cultural Diversity Scholarship at this time, there is a program with many great benefits.

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2022 Scholarships Calendar

MAY 1

  • Scholarship Applications go live on Website.
  • These are Applications for 2023 Scholarships. They will be selected in the Fall of 2022 and are only used for courses taken in the year 2023.
  • All pertinent information is on the Website
  • Only FLCCIM Chapter/District Members may submit and must use the online form.
  • Any Chapter Member may submit for the 2 Chapter Endowed Scholarships (see requirements)
  • Other than those 2, applicants may only submit for the Scholarships offered in their District.

MAY – JUNE – JULY – AUGUST

  • Applications are open from May 1 to August 31 to FLCCIM Chapter Members.
  • The Scholarship Application must be submitted on the Online Form.
  • “Joining the Florida CCIM Chapter also gives Membership in One of the 8 Florida Districts”

AUGUST

  • CCIM Chapter Meetings (Date TBD) – Scholarship Update Report
  • There will be a reminder that there are only a few days left until the
    Scholarship Application Deadline of August, 31st
  • All Applications must be submitted by that date.

SEPTEMBER into OCTOBER

  • The Robert Ward, CCIM and Cynthia Shelton, and CCIM Endowed Chapter Scholarships will be chosen from all of the Applications who qualify. See Website for details on these two.

LATE SEPTEMBER to OCTOBER

  • District Chairs will receive the full applications from Members of their District
    and begin the selection for their District Scholarships.
  • Late October into November, the Districts will announce their Recipients.
  • Each District has their own way of notifying Recipients.

NOVEMBER 15

  • By this date, all Recipients should be notified by their Districts and Official Award & Term Letter will be sent out to All Recipients with information on (1)Taking their courses (2) using their scholarship, (3) registering for their course and (4) receiving their reimbursement.
  • 2023 Scholarship Recipient promotion begins in the DECEMBER FLCCIM Chapter Newsletter.
  • In DECEMBER or Early JANUARY, 2023, the list of 2023 Awards will be on the Chapter Website.

JANUARY 2023

  • Website will go live with Updated Information for 2023 Applications
  • There will be a Report at FLCCIM Chapter BOD & Chapter Endowed Scholarships are Awarded
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Statewide Scholarships

STATEWIDE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Open to all State Chapter Members who participate in District activities and looking to move into leadership positions.

Robert L. Ward CCIM ScholarshipBob Ward, CCIM
Value: $1,000
NOTE: Can be used for any CCIM Core Course

Bob became a CCIM Institute instructor in 1972. Bob co-authored two textbooks, Investment Real Estate & Taxation and Analyzing Real Estate Opportunities, which are used by various universities in their real estate programs. Bob had a passion for education since beginning his CCIM Institute career, the senior instructor and former Institute president never thought he would become such an integral part of the Institute’s education department. In 2007, he was integral n creating the Institute’s non-designation education program. Honoring Ward’s dedication and overall hard work with the education department, the new program appropriately was named The Robert L. Ward Center for Real Estate Studies.


Cynthia Shelton CCIM ScholarshipCynthia Shelton, CCIM
Value: $1,000
NOTE: Can be used for CCIM Course 103 Course only

Cynthia Shelton has been a CCIM Institute instructor since 1997 and served as the President of CCIM Institute in 2002. She also received the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2012 Distinguished Service Award, which is presented annually to no more than two of NAR’s members and honors Realtors® with outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and who serve as leaders to the real estate industry and their local communities.


NOTE: The Application for Florida CCIM Chapter and District Scholarships is located under each District listed below. You MUST be a member of one of the Districts of the Florida CCIM Chapter to be eligible. By completing the Florida CCIM scholarship application by the deadline, your application will be considered for the Florida CCIM Chapter and District specific scholarships where you are affiliated.


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District-specific Scholarships

To apply for a District scholarship, you MUST be a member of the District for which you are applying. As a member of the District, you are open to qualify for all scholarships that are being offered by that District if you meet all the criteria. Please review your District’s section to view all the scholarships the District is offering and the criteria for each. If awarded, the District scholarship committee will choose which scholarship you will be awarded.

BROWARD/FT. LAUDERDALE DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

Broward/Ft. Lauderdale Chapter/District Scholarship
Value: $1,500

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members who participate in District level activities. These applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Courses.


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CENTRAL DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

Central Florida Scholarship (4 per year)
Value: $1,200

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing, is a member of the Central District, participates in District activities, and is interested in leadership. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Courses.


Central Florida District Mentee Scholarship
Value: $1,200

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing, is a member of the Central District, participates in District activities, and is interested in leadership. Applicant must be participating in the Mentor/Mentee program. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Courses.


Central District/Chapter Scholarship
Value: $1,500

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members who participate in District-level activities. These applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


Central District Endowment Scholarship
Value: $1,000

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing, is a member of the Central District, participates in District activities, and is interested in leadership. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Courses.


Central District Nimkoff Family Scholarship (2 per year)Nimkoff Family
Value: $500

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Candidate who has completed all required elements to take the CCIM Exam. This scholarship can only be used to take the CCIM final exam.


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EAST DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

Noble PropertiesNoble Properties Endowed Scholarship
Value: $1,000

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM East Coast District members who are active in District-level activities. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


Wayne Kleinstiver, CCIMWayne Kleinstiver, CCIM Endowed Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Established in 2016

Wayne Kleinstiver, LTC (R), CCIM, of Vero Beach, Florida, is a Life Member of the CCIM Institute, a graduate of Colorado College and the US Army Command and General Staff College, with over 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate. He was the 2008 President of the Florida CCIM Chapter, served four terms as President of the East Coast CCIM District, and was Realtor of the Year (1996) and President of the Realtors Association of Indian River County, Florida (1999). He served two combat infantry tours in Vietnam (1966-1970), and commanded the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry in the divided city of Berlin, Germany (1978-80).

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing and a member of the East Coast District. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


East Coast Chapter/District Scholarship
Value: $1,500

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in the East Coast District who are active members of the East Coast District. These applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. The award can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


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MIAMI-DADE/MONROE DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

Introduction

The Miami-Dade/Monroe District holds the largest membership of CCIM designees and affiliate members in the Florida Chapter. The District annually sponsors instructor-led courses that lead to achieving the CCIM designation. The purpose of its Scholarship program is to engage new members to achieve the designation, participate in the districts committees, networking and special events to prepare for future leadership in the commercial real estate industry.

Paul White, CCIMPaul White, CCIM Endowed Scholarship
Value: $1,500
Established in 2014

Established in 2014 in recognition to Paul’s endless contributions to the CCIM program. Paul White, CCIM, CPM, CSM, RPA, of Miami, Florida, is a graduate of Georgia Tech with over 40 years of service to the commercial real estate industry providing leadership in prominent South Florida’s top real estate brokerage and management firms. Paul distinguished himself as an instructor of the CCIM education curriculum internationally in China, South Korea, and Europe. Paul L. White & Associates, a commercial real estate consulting company provided training and expert services to property owners, insurance companies, and legal professionals. Paul served two terms as President of the Miami CCIM District, and was President of the Florida CCIM Chapter in 2010.

The Award be used toward any in-person instructor-led CCIM Core Course.


Miami-Dade/Monroe Chapter/District Scholarship (2 available)
Value: $1,500

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in the Miami-Dade/Monroe District who are active members of the Miami-Dade/Monroe District. These applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. The award can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


Miami-Dade/Monroe District Scholarship (2 available)
Value: $750

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing and a member of the Miami-Dade/Monroe District. The award can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


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NORTH DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

North Chapter/District Scholarship
Value: $1,200

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members who are active in North District-level activities. These applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


North District Scholarship
Value: $500

FLCCIM member is good standing, is a member of the North District and participates in District activities. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


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PANHANDLE DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

Panhandle Chapter/District Scholarship
Value: $1,500

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members who are active in Panhandle District-level activities. These applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


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SOUTHWEST DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

Bob WhiteBob White, CCIM Endowed Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Established in 2014

Bob White, CCIM, of Fort Myers, Florida, has been active in real estate sales since 1973 and a principal real estate broker since 1975. He earned the CCIM professional designation in 1982, and served as President of the Southwest Florida CCIM District in 1994 and 2002. Bob been a successful leader for several real estate companies, and is now Principal Broker at Bob White, Inc.
Applicants must be a FLCCIM member is good standing and a member of the Southwest District. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Courses.


Southwest Chapter/District Scholarship
Value: $1,000

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members who are active in Southwest District level-activities. These applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


Southwest District Scholarship
Value: $500

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM members in good standing and are members of the Southwest District. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Courses.


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WEST COAST DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS

Roger BroderickRoger Broderick, CCIM Endowed Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Established in 2006

Roger Broderick, CCIM, of Pinellas Park, Florida, is the owner of Broderick & Associates and has over 40 years of successful broad-based experience in the real estate. He is a past president of both the Florida CCIM Chapter and CCIM Foundation, and graduate of the Jay W. Levine Leadership Development Academy.

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing and are members of the West Coast District. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


West Coast Chapter/District Scholarship
Value: $1,500
This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing who participate in West Coast District-level activities. Applicants will be reviewed at the Chapter level and will need the State Scholarship Chairs approval. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


West Coast District Scholarship
Value: Full Amount of Course

This scholarship is open to FLCCIM Members in good standing and are members of the West Coast District. Can be used toward any CCIM Core Course.


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Past Scholarship Recipients

2022

Central District
Amy Foote
Diego Sampson
Brant Baylock
Alex East
Ataide Ramos
Dianne Grant
David Brenner
Belkis Symlar
Daryl Williams
Arlene Martinez

East District
Erik Johnston
Shane McCain

Miami-Dade/Monroe District
Carmen Rivera
David Gonzalez
Erika Collins
Jose Garcia
Robert Palacios

Statewide Endowed (Robert L. Ward, CCIM)
Sanjeeve Malik
Joan Burnett

Southwest District
Abigail Kesslak
William Poteet
Don Droke

West Coast District
Christine Daly
Neal Khant
Dakota Brown

Interview:
FLCCIM Scholarship Recipient, Shane McCain

2021

Central District
Yuly Rodriguez
Erik Vasquez
Freddy DeCoster
Melanie Raskin Kayaleh
KP Capehart
Luis Figueroa
Eric Shipp
James Flint
Kaveh Albekord

East District
Hunter Campbell
Enoc Morales

Miami-Dade/Monroe District
Vivianne Swietelsky
Rodney Langer
Jordan Gimelstein
Peter Aleman
Gregory Fluellen

Statewide Endowed (Robert L. Ward, CCIM)
Melissa Donnahoe
Linda Sheehan

North District
Sina Venus
David Alfin

Panhandle District
Clark Gore

Southwest District
Todd Rinehart
Kayla Weiss
Maddison Sawatzky
Monica Moraski

West Coast District
Nicolay Ismerli
Denise Clemence

2020

Central District
Eric Vasquez
Austin McWilliams
Clarence Zarnes
Kathy Edmundson
Diane Larson

East District
Jaimie Chamberlain
Peter Carne

Ft. Lauderdale-Broward District
Joe Chancy
Jamil El Srouji

Miami-Dade/Monroe District
Luis Badillo
Laura Sabatier
Shuquin Xia
Diego Leiva
Claudia Georgiopoulos

Statewide Endowed (Cynthia Shelton, CCIM)
Kayla Weiss
Haley Blorstad

North District
Jake Ammon
Tim Herbert

Southwest District
Alex Henderson
Pam Pfiper

West Coast District
Christine Daly
Jeffry Jamison

Testimonials

“I received my first CCIM scholarship (from the Southwest District) 15 years ago and it paved the way for my designation. It was only minutes-in to that first class that I knew CCIM was going to be something that I truly needed to accomplish the level of success I wanted for my career. Receiving that scholarship encouraged me to get more involved with local leadership and it was there that I realized that the designation was only the beginning.”

Adam Palmer, CCIM
Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR
LandQwest Commercial

“I received my scholarship in 2017. The funds helped ease the financial burned of the core courses and encouraged me to keep moving forward with the CCIM Designation. I have been active with the Florida Chapter for 7 years. I have served in Committee leadership positions in both the District and Chapter levels. I enjoy serving our members in the local and state levels and really see the positive impact it has made on my CRE business. It is an honor to volunteer with the FL CCIM, and I value the friendships I have made. Having the support of the CCIM organization through the scholarship and other programs has really helped me build my CRE career. The networking, mentoring and education opportunities keep me deeply connected with the Florida CRE industry.”

Veronica Malolos, CCIM
Veronica Malolos, CCIM
Capital Stack Real Estate Group

“I was a scholarship recipient in 2018. I had been active as a volunteer and board member with my local district for a few years before and thought I should apply since I was funding the cost of courses out of pocket. The scholarship I received was a huge help in covering the costs for the CI102 course. I was so appreciative of this, and I have been a huge advocate for scholarships ever since. I always let potential applicants know that participation in your local District is a big factor in consideration for this scholarship, and it can help by significantly reducing the cost of earning your pin.”

Chris Cucci, CCIM
Chris Cucci, CCIM
CenterState Bank

“The CCIM education and designation is the single best achievement in my 18 year real estate career. I was awarded a scholarship from the FL Chapter which allowed me to accelerate the timeframe that it took me to earn my designation. I can honestly say that I regret not becoming a CCIM earlier in my career!”

Chad Knaepple, CCIM, SIOR
Chad Knaepple, CCIM, SIOR
Taylor Allen Properties, LLC

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