REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship Award Recipients Honored

The 2019 REALTOR® Scouting Scholarship recipients were honored by the Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) at a special luncheon held on Friday, July 26, 2019 in Babylon, NY to celebrate their accomplishments.

LIBOR President Dianne Scalza had the pleasure of presenting the scholarships to four of the six outstanding recipients.

The recipients are as follows (in alphabetical order): Natalie Epp of Wading River, Margaret Hoge of Babylon, Joseph Marcellino of Port Jefferson Station, Kiera Neal of Massapequa, James Rogers of Hauppauge and Joseph Snider of Mount Sinai.

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 2019. The award recipients were honored for their notable leadership, scholarship, scouting experience and community involvement.

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 memories and stories of family and life on Long Island. With the common theme throughout, “home is where the heart is.”

The areas of study amongst this exceptional group of young women and men include: neuroscience, education, and economics at Dickinson College, Vanderbilt University, Bryant University and St. Joseph’s College, to name a few.

LIBOR is proud 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 inspiring leaders 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. 

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.

Pictured are recipients (l-r) James Rogers, Margaret Hoge, LIBOR President Dianne Scalza, Joseph Marcellino and Natalie Epp (not present, recipients Kiera Neal and Joseph Snider).

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

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.