Applying for a Raymond F. Gates, Jr.
Memorial Scholarship


Check back in February 2022 for next year's application.

Who is Eligible

Children/step-children of Connecticut REALTORS®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® or local Board-Association/CTR staff are eligible to apply. Note that grandchildren are not eligible unless they are the legal ward of the grandparents (documentation required.) The parent must be an active Connecticut REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® or local Board-Association/CTR staff member for the one year period from 4/13/2020 to 4/12/2021 (CT local board and CT State membership dates will be verified). 2021 dues must be paid in full no later than 3/1/2021.

Applicants must meet either of these conditions: 

  • Successfully completed three years of high school or an equivalent education and already be enrolled as a high school senior; OR

  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited school/college and have at least one year left to complete.

Applicants Can Apply for ONE Category

Connecticut Association of REALTORS® Foundation is proud to once again provide two categories of Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial Scholarships. The first category is based primarily on "Academic Excellence" (academic factors). The second category is based on "Scholastic Achievement" (academic performance) along with extracurricular considerations (i.e. volunteer work, civic activity, etc.). This second category also requires an applicant to submit a short essay.

In order to help you decide which category is appropriate for you, the following are suggested guidelines: 

Academic Excellence Suggested Guidelines:

  • Minimum B+ Grade Point Average
  • Minimum 24 ACT Score*
  • Minimum 1200 Combined SAT Score (for tests taken after March 2016) or*
    Minimum 1800 Combined SAT Score (for tests taken between March 2005 - March 2016)*

Scholastic Achivement Suggested Guidelines:

  • Minimum C Grade Point Average
  • Minimum 20 ACT Score*
  • Minimum 900 Combined SAT Score (for tests taken after March 2016) or *
    Minimum 1400 Combined SAT Score (for tests taken between March 2005 - March 2016)*

These are truly intended as guidelines to determine which category you most likely fall within. The "pool" of applicants varies each year and, as applicants are judged against each other rather than against any specific criteria, you should not let these guidelines inhibit you from applying for a scholarship in the category of your choice.

*NOTE: For 2021, due to the limited availability of SAT/ACT testing during the pandemic, we are waiving the requirement for high school seniors to submit these scores. s


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