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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

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

Congratulations 2020 LEF Scholarship Recipients

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

  • Benjamin Bogardus
  • Andrew MacVittie
  • Stephanie Gordon
  • Jonathan Kennedy
  • Altimese Dees
  • Dorie Colbert Veal

Congratulations 2019 LEF Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following land real estate professionals who received LEF Scholarships in 2019:

  • Bradley Cook
  • Lorie Pastore
  • Stephanie Gordon
  • Stephen Davis

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 2020 Donors!

Ray Brownfield, ALC
George Clift, ALC
Beth  Cristina, ALC
Dan  Crocker, ALC
Patricia Davis, ALC
Clint Flowers, ALC
Gary Giles, ALC
Andrea Goodhart
Kal Gorton
Glenda Hall, ALC
Max Hansen
George Harvey
Jeffrey Hignight, ALC
Jacob  Holloway
Lanford Holloway
Geoff Hurdle, ALC
Stephen J B Davis
Terri Jensen, ALC
Wendy Johnson, ALC
Tim Kellogg
Kevin May
Brian  Meece, ALC
Chris Noonan, ALC
Kathleen Owen, ALC
Dean  Saunders, ALC
Flo  Sayre, ALC
Danny Smith, ALC
Sheldon Snyder, ALC
Grant Taylor
Lar Voss, ALC
Chuck Wingert, ALC
Tucker Wood
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RLI Pacific NW Chapter
RLI Tennessee Chapter
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