Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholarship

By: | December 01, 2016

Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholarship

The BOMA/Chicago Foundation Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholarship (“The Ollie”) is a means to further the general mission of the BOMA/Chicago Foundation: to promote the welfare of the building industry through education and professional development and to provide leadership and advocacy on matters of inclusion.

The Ollie Scholarship of the BOMA/Chicago Foundation is designed to enable individuals currently working in the commercial real estate industry who are also members of groups historically underrepresented in the building industry to achieve professional development through completion of the BOMI Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation. The scholarship covers tuition and provides a mentor for minorities who wish to earn the RPA designation.

The BOMA/Chicago Foundation Ollie Scholarship is awarded to at least one recipient per year, includes full tuition over a three-year period to earn the RPA designation and pairs scholarship recipients with experienced CRE mentors as a way to gain one-on-one assistance with career planning and development. To read a biography of the scholarship's namesake, Reginald L. Ollie, along with testimonials from five previous recipients, click here.

Application season for the 2017 Ollie Scholarship closed in February. Applications for the 2018 Ollie Scholarship will launch in November 2017.

Ollie Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applicants must belong to an underrepresented group and have a minimum of two years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Applicants must also be currently employed in the industry.
  • Attain 21 years of age.
  • Completion of one year of college level courses at an accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 or 3.5/5 or equivalent.
  • Active employment and minimum two-year experience in the commercial real estate industry.
  • Completed application with requested attachments received by the deadline.

Previous Ollie Scholarship Recipients
2016: Ebony Andry and Dominique Garrett-Flowers
2015: Shenica Collins and Marissa Rosado
2014: Yordanos Ghdey and Angela Oh; earned their RPAs in 2016
2013: Kristine Sorenson; earned her RPA in 2014
2011: Marisol Olvera
2010: Dina Wagner and Rosalia Leal
2009: Carlos Chavez
2008: Jennifer Majerus; earned her RPA in 2013
2007: Angel Brown; earned her RPA in 2010
2006: Myrna Agosto

2017 Ollie Scholarship Application.pdf262.67 KB
Ollie Scholarship FAQs.pdf162.22 KB