TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 17, 2014) - Now in its eighth year, the Toronto Real Estate Board's annual Past President's Scholarship offers two $5,000 awards and two $2,500 awards on behalf of REALTORS® to graduating high school students pursuing any form of post-secondary education whether that is university, college, or trade school.

Based on community involvement and a 1,000-word essay, the awards will be presented to the four winners in the spring.

This year's essay topic choices are:

  1. Share your vision for the optimization of the GTA's infrastructure, and include observations from other major international cities.
  2. What programs or policies would you advocate to make home ownership more attainable?

The deadline for application is March 14, 2014.

The application is available on

The Toronto Real Estate Board is asking the media to help spread the word in an effort to provide students pursuing their educational goals with the opportunity to apply for these Scholarship Awards.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship details, please contact Christine Shallhorn in the Education Department of the Toronto Real Estate Board at (416) 443-8000 x8030 or

Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. They are governed by a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Over 37,000 TREB Members serve consumers in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Real Estate Board is Canada's largest real estate board.

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Contact Information:

Media Inquiries: Toronto Real Estate Board
Mary Gallagher
Senior Manager Public Affairs
(416) 443-8158