Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS®

Public Services – Scholarships





Starting in 2007, The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS gives four $500 Scholarships to High School Seniors in the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS jurisdiction in memory of all REALTOR Members of the GLAR. The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® is a non-profit organization that sees the future of our country lies within our young people. Home ownership is an opportunity for all Americans and REALTORS® are the key. REALTORS® pride themselves in “protecting the private property rights” of the people of the United States.

2009: Mindy Howard, Pequot Lakes High School, daughter of Angela Sandelin, Exclusive Edge Realty.
2009: Alyssa McDonald, Becker High School, niece of Cindy Scholl, C-21 New Horizons Realty.
2009: Giacomo Siciliani, Park Rapids High School, step-son of Stanley Turbes, RE/MAX First Choice Realty.
2009: Irina Sparks, Aitkin High School, daughter of Rodney Sparks, Woods & Shores Real Estate, Inc.

2008: Holly Main, daughter of Ronda Bjornson-Main of Mille Lacs Realty.
2008: Megan Malz, daughter of Scott Malt of Aspen Real Estate.
2008: Ben Tweed, son of Bonnie Tweed of Breezy Point Real Estate.
2008: Ciara Timothy, daughter of Liz Timothy of Keller Williams Realty Brainerd Lakes.

2007: Davin Przybilla Pierz Healy High School; nephew of Cindy Scholl of Century 21 New Horizons.
2007: Blake Smith Brainerd High School; son of Dean Smith of Coldwell Banker Property III.
2007: Calvin Tschida Pierz Healy High School; nephew of Cindy Scholl of Century 21 New Horizons.
2007: Alyssa Wiebusch Brainerd High School; daughter of Pat & Dawn Wiebusch of RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty.

The Steve Jacobs Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Steve Jacobs
Steve Jacobs was a REALTOR® member for 12 years, founding his own company, Jacobs Realty in Crosby in 1989. In 1997, Steve served on the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS Board of Directors.
2000: Laurie Winkelman of Pequot Lakes High School
2001: Laura Binger of Little Falls High School
2002: Angela Willis of Onamia High School
2003: Dennis Moon of Staples/Motley High School son of Wanda Moon, Central MN REO Properties
2006: Brooke Steffen, daughter of Linda Steffen, C-21 Brainerd Realty
2005: Courtney Johnson, daughter of Tom & Mindy Johnson, niece of Curt Johnson of Patriot Land and Construction.
2004: Derek Saint-Onge of Aitkin High School, son of Stacy Gustafson, Exclusive Edge Realty

The Bonnie Jean’s Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Bonnie Jean Gries
Bonnie Jean Gries was a REALTOR® member for more than 10 years, founding her own company, Bonnie Jean’s Realty in Crosslake in 1983. In 1989, Bonnie served on the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS Board of Directors.
2000: Nathan Johnson of Pine River High School
2001: Rosita Williams of Pillager High School
2002: Nicole Kay Bruns of Walker/Hackensack/Akeley High School
2003: Nathan Sather of Staples/Motley High School
2004: Justin Grunewald/Brainerd High School, son of Bill & Joan Grunewald, Edina Realty
2005: Vincenza Spagnuolo/Brainerd High School, daughter of Julie Brasil of RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty.
2006: Cory LeVasseur , nephew of Susan Barto, North Country Realty Crosby

In 2000, our two scholarships were changed to and became scholarships in memory of two dedicated Directors of the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS. Bonnie Jean Gries and Steve Jacobs were great leaders and thinkers, and helped mold the Association with the concerns of all 400 members. Bonnie & Steve will always be remembered by the Board of Directors as the ones with the smiles and positive leaders. They will truly missed by the Membership and the Board of Directors.

1998: Laura Binger of Little Falls
1999: John Fargo of Brainerd High School

The Minnesota REALTOR Foundation Scholarship
This foundation was dissolved in 2007.

The Minnesota Association of REALTORS Foundation did grant ten $1,000 scholarships to High School Seniors planning to attend a college, university, technical or community college. The scholarships are awarded to High School Seniors whose parents or grandparents are active MAR members. Each Region has one selection per year (with an additional award to Regions 7 & 8).
2003: Jill Trinkley, daughter of Priscilla Trinkley of Edina Realty
2004: Noah Goedker, son of David Goedker, Goedker Appraisal Service

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