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The Land Education Foundation (LEF)

of the REALTORS® Land Institute

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 ConferenceLEF hosts the Cowboy Auction, its biggest annual fundraiser.

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.

General Education 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
  • 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.

Apply For An 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
  • 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.

Congratulations 2021 LEF Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following land real estate professionals who have received LEF Scholarships so far in 2021:

  • Matt Brinkoff
  • Joshua Christian
  • Brandon Hutchison
  • Kelly Johnston
  • Angeliina Lawson
  • Chanda Levy
  • Lizzie McGann
  • Kendal McGuire
  • Christi Moczygemba
  • John Moyle
  • Kamesha Portress
  • Dorie Colbert Veal
  • Clarence Zarnes

Congratulations 2020 LEF Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following land real estate professionals who received LEF Scholarships in 2020:

  • Benjamin Bogardus
  • Andrew MacVittie
  • Stephanie Gordon
  • Jonathan Kennedy
  • Altimese Dees
  • Dorie Colbert Veal
  • Judy Roberts
  • Stephen Davis
  • Neily Soto
  • Daniel Yeboah
  • Angeliina Lawson
  • Courtney Tschanz

LEF Board Of Trustees

Minor Taylor, ALC

Minor Taylor, ALC

2020 Chair
Fred Hepler, ALC

Fred Hepler, ALC

2020 Co-Chair
Ray Brownfield, ALC

Ray Brownfield, ALC

Trustee
John Dean, ALC

John Dean, ALC

Trustee
Dan Hatfield, ALC

Dan Hatfield, ALC

Trustee
Randy Hertz, ALC

Randy Hertz, ALC

Trustee
Johnny McAllister, ALC

Johnny McAllister, ALC

Trustee
Flo Sayre, ALC

Flo Sayre, ALC

Trustee
A. Llyod Thomas

A. Llyod Thomas

Trustee
Bob Turner, ALC

Bob Turner, ALC

Trustee
Chuck Wingert, ALC

Chuck Wingert, ALC

Trustee
Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

CEO

Thank You LEF 2021 Donors!

Drew Ary, ALC
Christina Asbury, ALC
Darrell R Boren
Paul Bottari, ALC
Linda Brier
Ray Brownfield, ALC
George Clift, ALC
Ben Crosby, ALC
Patti Davis, ALC
Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC
Mike Garrett, ALC
Kyle Hansen, ALC
Renee Harvey, ALC
Dan Hatfield, ALC
Doug Hensley
Jeffrey Hignight, ALC
Geoff Hurdle, ALC
Brittany Hurdle
Darrell S Hylen, ALC
Terri Jensen, ALC
Wendy Johnson, ALC
Tim Kellogg, ALC
Adam C Knewtson
Kelly Johnston
Land Hub
Angeliina Lawson, ALC
Karen McCartin Foster, ALC
Brian Meece, ALC
Joe Michaletz
Kathleen Owen, ALC
Peoples Company
Clayton Pilgrim, ALC
Brian Rose
Dean Saunders, ALC
Flo Sayre, ALC
Raborn Taylor III, ALC
Richard Thompson
TJ Thompson
Thomas Thompson Jr
Bob Turner, ALC
David Whitaker, ALC
Derrel White
Charles H Wingert, ALC
Tucker Wood
Luke & Allison Worrell
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