Each year, ERA Central Realty Group announces the application season for the EDGE Scholarship, an annual award given to young people who have shown that they embody the same ideals for which their Realtor® professionals are so well known: Ethics, Dedication, Genuineness and an Entrepreneurial spirit.
The scholarship program, which began in 2005, is funded by the Realtor Associates of ERA Central Realty Group and ERA Central Levinson, and matched by the company. It was founded on the basis of giving back to the community and honoring the families that have supported the company since 1986. Since its inception, the EDGE Scholarship has awarded over $68,000 in scholarships.
Ann Davis, Partner of ERA Central Realty and Scholarship Committee Chairperson says of the competition, “Each year, the applicants from about 30 central New Jersey high schools provide impressive applications. The committee takes great pride in being part of these stellar students’ college experience and are happy to help in a meaningful way.”
The scholarship is open from January 1st each year and closes in the spring. The application can be downloaded at EDGEscholarship.com. To be eligible for the scholarship program for the upcoming academic year, college-bound students from New Jersey must apply during their senior year, or within one year of receiving a high school diploma, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Home schooled students are also eligible and are encouraged to apply. The scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated ethical, forward thinking, results-oriented life and work habits and who take a proactive approach to their own life and to the life in their communities. Applicants must be planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Personal interviews may be required.