The Kentucky REALTOR® Institute was incorporated in March 1990 to serve as the educational arm of Kentucky REALTORS®. The Foundation is dedicated to providing education, services and research for members of Kentucky REALTORS®, Kentucky real estate licensees and the public. The Trustees of the Foundation are continuously reviewing the potential to determine various meaningful projects with one important endeavor being annual scholarships.  

As such, KRI makes scholarships available to members who want to obtain their Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation as well as provide scholarships to Kentucky residents (members and non-members) who wish to pursue a career in real estate and further their education at a postsecondary institution.

Scholarships Applications Now Available!

The KRI Trustees award scholarships on an annual basis depending on a variety of factors. The total number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the Trustees. All applications must be submitted and received no later than May 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Scholarships will be reviewed in the month of June and all applicants will be notified by July 1, 2023. Click on the application of choice below for more information and eligibility.

We are proud to announce a new scholarship called "The Linzie Craig Broker Education Scholarship". This new scholarship has been named in memory of our good friend and fellow REALTOR® Linzie Craig. Being a Broker and his love for education, we wanted to keep his memory alive with this new scholarship.

Linzie was perhaps one of the most influential members of our community. The world lost an incredible, kind-hearted person who defined and embodied the term selfless. Professionally, his accomplishments include serving as President of KYR in 1997, being awarded the KYR REALTOR® of the Year honor in 1999, and the KYR Distinguished Service Award in 2017. He served as a mentor to dozens of LeadershipKYR class candidates through his passion for the LeadershipKYR program. In 2019, the "Linzie Craig LeadershipKYR Outstanding Alumni Award" was created (he was the first recipient) to honor his commitment to up-and-coming association leaders. 

The Linzie Craig Broker Education Scholarship Application

PAST Scholarship Winners

GRI Scholarship Winners

Kimberly Bridges


Mackenzie Peavler




Tonja L. Adams




Angela Turner


Pre-license Scholarship Winners

Derrick R. Noe

Shanna Sheperson


Miranda M. Sergent


Johnathan Ervin, Scholarship winner of 2016:

"I just recently passed the National & State exam!  I'm so very grateful for the opportunity that Kentucky Realtors provided me with this Scholarship to pursue my dream of working in the Real Estate industry!  You guys have been more than helpful and I didn't want it to go unnoticed!"


REALTOR® University Graduate Program

Another scholarship available to members is up to $5,000 to attend REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate program, a unique, exclusively online curriculum that caters specifically to the needs of real estate professionals.

Deadline: Varies throughout the year.

Please send notification to of your intention to apply.