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Land Education Foundation

The REALTORS® Land Institute's Land Education Foundation (LEF) seeks to provide financial scholarship grants for assistance in land-based education opportunities, including the pursuit of the elite ALC Designation through RLI's LANDU Education Program. Every year, at RLI’s National Land Conference, LEF hosts the Cowboy Auction, its biggest annual fundraiser.

Cowboy Auction 2022

A History of the Land Education Foundation (LEF)

The Land Education Foundation was established in 1982, originally chartered as the Farm and Land Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, exclusively for land educational purposes. LEF began with foresight of RLI members Harry Finkleman, ALC, and Robert C. Meeks, ALC. Over the years, the Foundation has supported various land education efforts for land professionals, including the REALTORS® Land Institute's LANDU Education Program by funding scholarships for its students and providing funds for revisions and updates to its educational courses.

LEF Scholarship Opportunities

Apply for an LEF Scholarship

The Land Education Foundation (LEF) seeks to provide financial scholarship grants for assistance in land-based education opportunities, including the pursuit of the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation. Scholarships of up to $535 are available per person, per year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please download and complete the full scholarship application.


Land Education Foundation Scholarship 

Eligibility

  • Any land real estate professional who intends to pursue the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation.

Consideration for Selection

  • Membership in RLI
  • Previous scholarships awarded, including any that have expired
  • Recommended, not required: A letter of recommendation from a land professional (ALC Designee, broker, banker, appraiser, surveyor, anyone in the land real estate profession)

Limitations

  • Only one scholarship per person per calendar year for a maximum award of $535
  • Scholarship must be used within 12 months from date of approval. Extensions may be requested before the scholarship expires
  • A lifetime maximum of two scholarships per RLI member and one scholarship per RLI non-member

Deadline

  • All applications must be submitted no later than the 15th of the month prior to the start of a new course.

LEF Scholarship Application


LEF Military Transition Program (MTP) Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Any RLI member who has met the criteria to be considered part of the Military Transition Program (MTP) who intends to pursue the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation.

Consideration for Selection

  • Membership in RLI
  • Membership in RLI’s Military Transition Program
  • Recommended, not required: A letter of recommendation from a land professional (ALC Designee, broker, banker, appraiser, surveyor, anyone in the land real estate profession)

Limitations

  • Only one scholarship per person for a maximum award of $535
  • Scholarship must be used within 12 months from date of approval. Extensions may be requested before the scholarship expires
  • MTP Scholarships are awarded separately from LEF’s Education Scholarships

Deadline

  • All applications must be submitted no later than the 15th of the month prior to the start of a new course.

MTP Scholarship Application


LEF Board of Trustees

Fred Hepler, ALC

2022-2023 Chair

Minor Taylor, ALC

Immediate Past Chair

Flo Sayre, ALC

Trustee

Johnny McAllister, ALC

2022-2023 Vice-Chair

Randy Hertz, ALC

Trustee

Tom Smith, ALC

Trustee

A. Lloyd Thomas

2022-2023 Secretary/Treasurer

Caleb McDow, ALC

Trustee

Bob Turner, ALC

Trustee

Chuck Wingert, ALC

Trustee



Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

CEO


Thank You 2022 LEF Donors

Accruit Geoff Hurdle, ALC Ray Brownfield, ALC
Beth Cristina, ALC George Baird Renee Harvey, ALC
Bill Burruss, ALC George Clift, ALC RLI Carolinas Chapter
Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC Glenda Hall, ALC RLI Colorado Chapter
Billie Fay Smith Greg Ganzkow, ALC RLI Georgia Chapter
Bob Turner, ALC Jeffrey Hignight, ALC RLI Illinois Chapter
Brittany Hurdle Jerrett Lamb RLI Iowa Chapter
Carl Manchaca Jesse Lane, ALC RLI Oklahoma Chapter
Carter Malloy Jody Barbour RLI PNW Chapter
Catherine Cole, ALC Joel King, ALC RLI Tennessee Chapter
Chip Bubela, ALC Joey Burns, ALC RLI Texas Chapter
Chris Weaver John McAllister, ALC Rod Canterbury, ALC
Christina Asbury, ALC Jon Hjelm, ALC Ryan Hostetler, ALC
Chuck Wingert, ALC Karen Foster Ryan Sampson, ALC
Clark Tompkins Kathleen Owen, ALC Sally Ball
Clayton Pilgrim, ALC Kevin May Sam Bowers, ALC
Craig Kaiser Kim Roulias Shana Morgan
Craig Townsend Kimberly Hill, ALC Spencer Smith
Dan Crocker, ALC Kitty Wallace Steve Bruere
Dan Kevorkian, ALC Kyle Hansen, ALC Superior Town & Country Realty, LLC
Dan Murphy, ALC Lisa Johnson, ALC Tayler Weiskopf
David Hitchcock, ALC Lisa Moden, ALC Ted Glaub, ALC
David J. Pope Lisa Walker Thomas Krajewski, ALC
David Whitaker, ALC Luke Worrell, ALC Trent Lister, ALC
Dean Eshelman Lynda Keever Trevor Hawkins
Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM Mark Walz Tucker Wood, ALC
Diane Buhl Matthew Conser, ALC Tyler McConnell, ALC
Drew Ary, ALC Michael Matre, ALC United Country Real Estate
Flo Sayre, ALC Patti Davis, ALC Valerie Bahm ALC
Frank Roberts, ALC Paul Bottari, ALC Winnie Stortzum, ALC
Gary Hubbell, ALC Randy Hertz, ALC