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ACREL Scholars

In 2022, the ACREL Charitable Foundation introduced the ACREL Scholars Program, which awards scholarships to law school students pursuing a career in real estate law. In addition, ACREL provides a mentorship opportunity for each ACREL Scholar. To be eligible for the program, law school students must have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in real estate law and a commitment to advancing diversity and equity in the profession. The scholarship program is also intended to introduce ACREL to law schools and the next generation of real estate lawyers, and to continue building upon these relationships and ACREL’s reputation.

ACREL partners with law schools in the cities where ACREL meets in-person, allowing ACREL Scholars to attend and experience the full ACREL Program, interact with their mentors and network with ACREL Fellows.

Scholarships are available to any student without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


2023 ACREL Scholars - University of Denver

 Turner Hughes  Gabriella Prevost  Ryan Tseng

2022 ACREL Scholars - University of Illinois Chicago

 Emmanuel Byarm  Jeanine Jenig  Samantha Jones

2022 UIC ACREL Scholarship recipients pictured above with ACREL President, Jane Snoddy Smith, UIC Professor and ACREL Fellow, Celeste Hammond, ACREL Cares Chair and Vice-Chair, Adam Weissburg and Misty Sanford.