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Scholarship Information

Furthering our commitment to education, Georgia CCIM is proud to offer scholarships for the CCIM designation program. Learn more about opportunities below and contact scholarship chair Laura May, CCIM for more information.


Named Endowed Scholarships

Les Callahan Scholarship

This scholarship honors Mr. Leslie G. Callahan, III, CCIM as a long standing member of the Georgia CCIM Chapter and for his dedication and service to CCIM professionals around the globe. Les has served the CCIM organization for over 37 years, including serving as the 2008 President of the Georgia CCIM Chapter. He has also served the CCIM Institute as a member of various committees, including service as Chairman and Presidential Liaison for the Member Services Committee.  Currently, Les is serving on the Executive Leadership team as the Treasurer of the CCIM Institute and Chairman of the Finance Committee.  Les is the President of First Colony Financial Corporation, a real estate leasing, property management, and development firm founded in 1982.

This $1,000 scholarship is available to current members in good standing of the Georgia CCIM Chapter and the CCIM Institute and shall be used toward any CCIM core curriculum course. Application Deadline: October 31.  APPLY HERE

Kevin K. McBride Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Kevin K. McBride of Cumming, Georgia who served as Georgia CCIM Chapter’s finance manager from 2008 until 2015.  Kevin, a native of New York, earned a BA from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York and an MBA from Kennesaw State University in Georgia.  In addition to his duties for Georgia CCIM Kevin was the controller for First Colony Financial Corporation for nearly fifteen years and the part-time controller of the Lionheart School, a school for autistic children co-founded by his wife Victoria in 2000.  Mr. McBride passed away in 2015 from a rare form of leukemia and is survived by his wife, son and daughter. 

This $1,000 scholarship is available to current members in good standing of Georgia CCIM Chapter and the CCIM Institute and shall be used toward any CCIM core curriculum course.  Application Deadline: October 31.  APPLY HERE

Edward A. Walsh Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Edward A. Walsh, CCIM of Macon, Georgia who served as president of Georgia CCIM Chapter in 1997.  Ed was a graduate of The University of Georgia and earned his MBA from Georgia College and State University.  In 1994 Mr. Walsh co-founded The Summit Group, a full-service commercial real estate firm serving Macon and middle Georgia.  Mr. Walsh passed away in 2015 at 55 from a brain tumor and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

This $1,000 scholarship is available to current members in good standing of Georgia CCIM Chapter and the CCIM Institute and shall be used toward any CCIM core curriculum course.  Application Deadline: October 31APPLY HERE.

Robert (“Bob”) M. White Scholarship

This scholarship honors Bob White, CCIM as a founding member and for his dedication, commitment, outstanding achievement and service in the commercial real estate industry and for his twenty five years as service to Georgia CCIM in his role as Candidate Guidance Chairman.  Bob is an agent with Adams Commercial Real Estate.  Prior to his work in the commercial real estate industry Bob served as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and spent twenty years as a Geological Engineer and Geophysicist.

This $1,000 scholarship is available to current Georgia State University students.  Application Deadline: October 31APPLY HERE.

Named Endowed Scholarships are administered by the CCIM Foundation a 501©(3) non-profit organization.  The Mission of the CCIM Foundation is to advance and foster commercial real estate education through scholarships, programs and initiatives.  


CCIM Course Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to active Georgia CCIM members pursuing the CCIM designation who demonstrate commitment and professionalism in the commercial real estate industry. The scholarship provides full tuition for one designation course. Application Deadline: October 31.  APPLY HERE.


Cultural Diversity Education Program

This program offers discounted tuition for the CCIM Foundations of Success in Commercial Real Estate course, a two-day course on the basics of Commercial Investment Real Estate. Learn more.


Georgia Association of Realtors

This scholarship is awarded by the GAR to active real estate licensees or employees of Georgia real estate or trade organizations.  The scholarship provides tuition towards any CCIM or Ward Center course.  Learn more

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