Scholarships 2017-05-18T11:00:02+00:00

Scholarship Program

Bette Fears, ARM® Scholarship

Bette Fears, ARM® served as the community manager for ParkPlace Apartments in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. ParkPlace Apartments was a member of Tomlinson Black Management Inc., an ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION.® Bette was an active member of IREM® Inland Northwest Chapter No. 49, serving in local, regional and national positions within IREM. As a member of the Foundation’s Scholarship and Grant Committee, Bette brought a sense of caring for all applicants as they exhibited a desire to advance careers in multi-family housing. The purpose of the Fears Scholarship is to assist recipients with the cost of tuition associated with achieving the ARM® certification.

Donald M. Furbush, CPM® Scholarship

Donald M. Furbush, CPM® was senior vice president for BRE Properties, Inc. of San Francisco, heading the company’s asset management department. He served as IREM® President in 1990, which capped a leadership commitment that began as president of IREM® San Francisco Bay Area Chapter No. 21. Mr. Furbush also held the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designations. He was a member of the Society of Real Property Administrators, Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. The purpose of the Furbush Scholarship is to assist recipients with the cost of tuition associated with achieving the CPM® designation.

Diversity Outreach Scholarship

The Foundation is committed to helping the Institute increase diversity in the real estate management industry and within IREM®. The purpose of the Diversity Outreach Scholarship is to assist individuals from underrepresented population groups with the cost of tuition associated with achieving an IREM® credential.

Paul H. Rittle, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Paul H. Rittle, Sr., CPM® was president of the Pittsburgh real estate firm of Rittle-Rosfeld, which he founded in partnership in 1945. He served as IREM® President in 1972. He played an active role in local and national real estate organizations, having served as president of the Pittsburgh Board of Realtors in 1966 and chaired the NAREB Make America Better Committee for the state of Pennsylvania. In 1967 he was selected Realtor of the Year by the Pittsburgh Board. The purpose of the Rittle Scholarship is to assist recipients with the cost of tuition associated with achieving the ACoM® certification.

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For local Chapter 53 scholarship information, contact Jeremy Combs at scholarships@irem53.org