FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award Applications


Media Contact: Christina DeFalco-Romano Email

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) is proud to announce the launch of the REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award.  Through this program, LIBOR will be awarding up to six $1,000 merit-based Scholarships to three New York Eagle Scouts and three New York Gold Girl Scouts. Up to two recipients (one Eagle Scout, one Girl Scout) from each of the three counties, Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens, will be selected. The scholarship is being sponsored through the LIBOR "We're More Than REALTORS®" Public Relations Campaign.

LIBOR is honored to affiliate ourselves with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, whose goal is to build the character of young women, men, boys and girls, who then go on to become great citizens in our communities. Eagle Scout and the Girl Scout Gold Award are the highest rank and achievement attainable in the Scouting programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of the USA. 

Since it was first awarded in 1912, more than 2 million young men have achieved the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank.  An Eagle Scout in his conduct and character exemplifies the highest standards, aims and ideals of Scouting.  Whether still active in Scouting or not, an Eagle Scout seeks to better himself in order to better serve others and his community.  The Girl Scout Gold Award debuted in 1916 as the Golden Eagle of Merit. It marked the beginning of a long tradition of recognizing the outstanding achievements of extraordinary girls.  The Girl Scout Gold Award has inspired girls to become leaders, and share their ideas and passions with their communities; leaving behind a sustainable legacy.

In the spirit of the “We’re More than REALTORS®” campaign, which supports numerous programs and charitable organizations, and encourages members to help make Long Island a better place to live; it only seems fitting to recognize these extraordinary individuals and to assist them in their pursuit of higher education. 

For more information, including scholarship requirements and how to apply, please visit LIRealtor.com.  

The “We’re More Than REALTORS®…” (WMTR) public relations campaign was created by the Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) Public Relations committee in 2006. The goal of the campaign is to raise public awareness about the REALTOR® efforts in our community, in addition to helping local residents buy and sell homes.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.