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Scholarship

OCAP Appraiser Trainee Education Scholarship 2022

The Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (OCAP) and TrUnion Appraisal Services are proud to announce the TrUnion-OCAP Appraiser Assistant Education Scholarship for 2022. Appraisers with a trainee license are eligible to apply. You do not need to be a member of OCAP to submit an application. 

The application package will be accepted up until May 22nd, 2022.  This scholarship is meant to help apprenticing appraisers who are trying to attain the specific educational requirements to become licensed and/or certified with the State of Ohio Division of Real Estate as a Real Estate Appraiser. 

Applicants must submit TWO letters of recommendation. One must be from a current OCAP member in good standing and include an essay outlining the applicant's financial need, background, and goals the applicant must meet to become an appraisal professional. Applicants MUST attend the OCAP 2022 Summer Seminar on June 8th, 2022.

TrUnion Appraisal Services has graciously committed, in a cooperative effort with OCAP, to fund a $1,200 per year scholarship through 2023 to help candidates struggling to achieve the necessary educational requirements needed for State licensing/certification. We hope this will also ease the burden Appraiser's considering mentoring and/or taking on apprentices. 

Your application helps TrUnion Appraisal Services and OCAP address the need to draw new appraisers to the profession at a time when the appraisal profession has seen challenges in growth. We are committed to doing everything possible to help the Appraisal profession grow. This scholarship is just another step in that direction. 

When we say it, we mean it. "Appraisers helping Appraisers". Submissions should be sent to leah.gress@ocapweb.org.

Feel free to pass this note along to any appraisers who you believe might be interested!