REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award Recipients Honored

On the morning of Tuesday, August 7, 2018 the Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) President Charlotte Van der Waag and President-elect Dianne Scalza had the distinct pleasure of presenting the REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award to four of the six outstanding recipients, at a special breakfast held for the recipients and their parents in Lindenhurst, NY. 

Through this scholarship program, sponsored by LIBOR’s "We're More Than REALTORS®" Public Relations Campaign, LIBOR awarded six $1,000 merit-based Scholarships to three New York Eagle Scouts and three New York Gold Girl Scouts in the graduating class of 2018.

Along with the scholarship application, candidates were asked to submit an essay on “What HOME means to me.”  The results were a heart-warming array of poignant memories and anecdotes of life and home on Long Island.

The recipients are as follows (in alphabetical order): Ryan Ewanyk of East Northport, Hanna Hudson of Centereach, Jake Linkletter of Miller Place, Alexandra Romanoff of Setauket, Bryan Sinclair of Smithtown, Chloe Van Dorn of Syosset.

The areas of study amongst this exceptional group of young women and men include: engineering, medicine, education and business at Clarkson University, Case Western Reserve University, St. Joseph’s College and University at Albany, to name a few.

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 remarkable individuals and to assist them in their pursuit of higher education. 

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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Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 30,000-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.