Scholarship Information 2017 Application 2016 Winners Past Winners

 

PAST PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

TREB's Past President's Scholarship Program, now in its eleventh year, expanded in 2012 to include two additional scholarships. Two $5,000 first-place scholarships and two $2,500 second-place scholarships will be awarded on behalf of REALTORS® to four graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education, for example, university, college, or trade school.

The scholarship awards will be presented to the four winners in the spring.

Applications are also being distributed to nearly 300 public and Catholic secondary schools in the GTA, as well as posted on TREB social media websites and scholarshipscanada.com.

This year's essay topic choices are:

  1. Do you think better transportation infrastructure would improve housing affordability in the GTA? Why or why not?
  2. Do you believe home ownership will be attainable for you in the future? Why or why not?

The deadline for application is Friday, March 24, 2017.

Click here to view the 2017 scholarship application and essay criteria.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Christine Shallhorn in the Communications and Government Affairs Department at (416) 443-8000 x8030 or cshallhorn@trebnet.com

 


2016 Winners

2016 FIRST PLACE WINNERS
1) Home ownership is widely accepted as a cornerstone of good financial planning and wealth management for individuals and families. In contrast, the benefits of home ownership on other aspects of the lives of individuals and families gets much less attention. How and why can owning a home impact non-financial aspects of individuals' and families' lives, such as social and community interaction, health and well-being, and educational achievement?

by Jingyuan Helen Feng

1) Although "affordable housing" is a priority public policy issue, there is often differing and competing understandings of what this term includes. In some instances, "affordable housing" refers only to government subsidized social housing units, and in other instances it is more broadly defined to refer to the affordability of the broader, non-government subsidized, rental and ownership real estate markets. Provide an analysis of government definitions of "affordable housing", and articulate how public policies regarding "affordable housing" may or may not affect the affordability of housing in general.

by Mansi Sheth

2016 SECOND PLACE WINNERS
2) Home ownership is widely accepted as a cornerstone of good financial planning and wealth management for individuals and families. In contrast, the benefits of home ownership on other aspects of the lives of individuals and families gets much less attention. How and why can owning a home impact non-financial aspects of individuals' and families' lives, such as social and community interaction, health and well-being, and educational achievement?

by Janet Wang

2) Although "affordable housing" is a priority public policy issue, there is often differing and competing understandings of what this term includes. In some instances, "affordable housing" refers only to government subsidized social housing units, and in other instances it is more broadly defined to refer to the affordability of the broader, non-government subsidized, rental and ownership real estate markets. Provide an analysis of government definitions of "affordable housing", and articulate how public policies regarding "affordable housing" may or may not affect the affordability of housing in general.

by Tiffany Bouchard

 


 

Past Winners

2015
1) As our changing population produces new communities, there are many considerations to be addressed in making these communities successful. Identify a key consideration that you feel needs to be addressed to ensure success. by Jacob Broz
1) How may the Pan Am Games impact the surrounding communities prior to, during, and once the games have concluded? by Andrew Kwong
2) As our changing population produces new communities, there are many considerations to be addressed in making these communities successful. Identify a key consideration that you feel needs to be addressed to ensure success. by Amy Qiu
2) How may the Pan Am Games impact the surrounding communities prior to, during, and once the games have concluded? by Fairoza Manjra
2014
1) What programs or policies would you advocate to make home ownership more attainable? by Martin Lai

1) Share your vision for the optimization of the GTA’s infrastructure, and include observations from other major international cities by Aravind Rajendran

2) What programs or policies would you advocate to make home ownership more attainable? by Eva Xu

2) Share your vision for the optimization of the GTA’s infrastructure, and include observations from other major international cities by Natalia Szatoba
2013
1) What municipal revenue sources do you think the City of Toronto might utilize for future infrastructure funding? by Michelle Kwong

1) Which is a more viable financial decision today, homeownership or renting? What do you think is the impact of this decision on society? by Maxwell Tran

2) What municipal revenue sources do you think the City of Toronto might utilize for future infrastructure funding? by Rebecca Steele

2) Which is a more viable financial decision today, homeownership or renting? What do you think is the impact of this decision on society? by Natalie Wainwright
2012
1) What initiatives could be implemented in the GTA to solve our gridlock crisis? (You may include, but are not limited to, worldwide initiatives and examples.) by Kelsey Chisamore-Johnston

1) Do you think home ownership in the GTA remains attainable and/or desirable? by Amanda Cannon

2) What initiatives could be implemented in the GTA to solve our gridlock crisis? (You may include, but are not limited to, worldwide initiatives and examples.) by Tucker McLachlan

2) Do you think home ownership in the GTA remains attainable and/or desirable? by Yusuf Sharif Yusuf
2011
1) How do you envision the ideal GTA community? (residentially and/or commercially) by Christina Chong

2) Like the “Doctors Without Borders” concept, what initiatives could be undertaken by real estate professionals? by Claire Guimond
2010
1) What impact do you think taxes, such as the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), will have on affordability for the residential or commercial real estate consumer? by Ashley Sewrattan

2) Quality of Life is an approach that local real estate boards, associations & individual REALTORS® have adopted to demonstrate the commitment of the real estate profession to improve Quality of Life throughout the province of Ontario. What initiatives would advance the Quality of Life principles by the year 2020? by Brianna Smrke
2009
1) “What initiatives would you like to see embraced by government & real estate developers to help create environmentally conscious communities in the GTA?” by Konrad Teichman

2) “How will GTA real estate be impacted by rising energy costs & uncertain international economies?” by Cristiana Mergianian
2008
1) “How does a Grow Op/Chem Lab, operating either residentially or commercially, impact the broader community?” by Cathleen Brennan

2) “What specific modifications would you make to Ontario building practices (residentially and/or commercially) to compensate for the effects of global warming & extreme weather conditions?” by Monika Mahindra
2007
1) “Should property rights be enshrined in the Canadian Constitution?” by Adam Kahn

2) “Describe the environmentally friendly home of the future" by Rachel Johnston