The Osceola County Association of REALTORS recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships to local high school students who plan on continuing their education at a college, university, technical school, or other institution of higher learning.

Applicants were evaluated on various categories including GPA, community service hours, and a 250-word essay. In their essays, participants were asked to explain the value that REALTOR® professionals contribute to our community. The committee reviewed nearly 100 applications that offered many insightful viewpoints on the topic, but ultimately only five were chosen.

The 2022 OSCAR scholarship winners are: Benjamin Izaguirre of Osceola High School, Corey Conzett of Conzett Home School, Emma Hair of Harmony High School, Emmy Lin of NeoCity Academy, and Leidy Laura Hurtado Martinez of Professional and Technical High School. Their excellent essays, grades, and commitment to our community made a strong impression on the committee.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s scholarship recipients. We are proud to support local students who embrace volunteering in our community, excel in their scholastics, and strive to take on leadership roles in their schools,” stated Alexandra Arena-Gil, President of the Board of Directors for the Osceola County Association of REALTORS®. “OSCAR has helped high school seniors fund their tuition through scholarships since 2011. These efforts have provided over $48,000 in financial assistance.”

The Osceola County Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in Osceola County and was established in 1924.  Our members come from all across Central Florida. Our Association currently provides programs, services, continuing education, and advocacy for more than 5,200 REALTORS® and affiliate members, also referred to as Vital Industry Partners (VIPs), in Central Florida. For more information on becoming a member or learning more about all our benefits and services, visit our new and expanded website at OsceolaRealtors.Org.

Pictured: Benjamin Izaguirre, Corey Conzett, Emma Hair, Emmy Lin and Leidy Laura Hurtado Martinez.