REEF announces 26 college scholarship winners

The not-for-profit Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) announced 26 winners of academic scholarships for the 2015-16 school year, worth a total of $28,000.

Stacy Webber of Pesotum is the recipient of the 2015 Morgan L. Fitch Scholarship ($2,000), and will attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Angie Custer of Brighton is the recipient of the 2015 Thomas F. Seay Scholarship ($2,000) and will attend Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE.

The winner of the 2015 Academic Scholarship ($1,000) is Kelly VanMiddlesworth of Canton, who will attend the University of Illinois in Peoria. Megan Hayes of Mundelein is the 2015 winner of the Richard D. Wiegers Scholarship ($1,000) and will attend Illinois State University in Normal.

Twenty-two students won James M. Kinney Scholarships ($1,000 each):

  1. Derrick Anderson of Peoria will go to Northern Illinois University in DeKalb;
  2. Taylor Badger of Springfield will go to the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
  3. Brittany Bentley of Springfield will attend Quincy University in Quincy;
  4. Austen Bozarth of Normal will go to Millikin University in Decatur;
  5. Paul Briney of Macomb will go to Quincy University;
  6. Bailey Brown of McHenry will go to Carroll University of Waukesha, WI;
  7. Chloe Brown of McHenry will go to Carroll University;
  8. Timothy Bryan of Cary will go to Northern Illinois University;
  9. Brandon Harrington of Chicago will go to Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA;
  10. Sarah Herr of Bloomington will go to Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH;
  11. Hannah Huber of Elmwood will attend St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA;
  12. Jacinda Kauffmann of Woodstock will go to the University of Illinois-Chicago;
  13. Devon Leitschuh of Greenville will go to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville;
  14. Dylan Londrigan of Springfield will go to the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign;
  15. Peyton Matthews of Litchfield will go to Illinois State University in Normal;
  16. Vincent Parise of Lemont will attend the University of Illinois-Chicago;
  17. Matthew Pilmer of Aurora will go to University of Minnesota-Twin Cities;
  18. Lauren Trimmel of Chicago is going to Elmhurst College in Elmhurst;
  19. Riley Turasky of Springfield will go the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville;
  20. Gabriel Urbance of Springfield will go to the University of Missouri-Columbia, MO;
  21. Haylee White of Sapulpa, OK, will go to Hastings College in Hastings, NE; and
  22. Jasmine Wissinger of Plainfield will go to the University of Tampa in Tampa, FL.

REEF was established in 1970 to aid and promote real estate education throughout Illinois. REEF is supported through voluntary contributions of those who recognize the importance of furthering academic experience and training in the real estate industry in Illinois. The scholarship winners will have their scholarship funds sent to the college or university of their choice to defray costs each semester during 2015-16.

Scholarship awards are awarded each year by the foundation to students of real estate and related fields of study at colleges and universities inside and outside of Illinois, to candidates of the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) of Illinois program, and to those furthering their knowledge in the field of association management and leadership.

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