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Business Students Receive Realtors' Scholarship


Three students from Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business have been named as the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)’s 2018-2019 Scholars at SLU.

SIOR Scholars

(Front row, from left) Kevin Gallagher, Steven Zuber, Sheldon Johnson, and Hassan Jadali; (back row, from left) Scott Savacool, SLU seniors Joseph Nuchereno, Gareth Greenwell, and Mackenzie Hoffer, with Bob Staniforth. Submitted photo

Seniors Gareth Greenwell, Mackenzie Hoffer, and Joseph Nuchereno received their scholarships at a luncheon and St. Louis SIOR club members meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16. This is the fifth year the scholarship has been awarded to SLU business students interested in commercial real estate. The scholarship is the result of a partnership between the St. Louis SIOR chapter, the SIOR Foundation – the national charitable arm of SIOR – and SLU, through its Go Further matching program. As part of the meeting students had the opportunity to network with members of the SIOR local chapter.

Each student received an $8,000 scholarship from SIOR for this academic year. The St. Louis SIOR chapter contributed $6,000, matched by the national SIOR Foundation for a total contribution of $12,000. The amount was then matched by SLU for a total scholarship fund of $24,000. The SLU Go Further match was instrumental in the decision by SIOR to support undergraduate scholarships, as it doubles their gift and enables them to provide greater support to recipients.

As part of the Go Further is a SLU scholarship initiative qualified undergraduate scholarships of $100 or greater are matched dollar for dollar by the University.

Students eligible to apply for the SIOR St. Louis Chapter and SIOR Foundation Scholarship are U.S. citizens who are junior and senior business students with a finance concentration, a minimum GPA of 2.5, and an interest in a career in commercial real estate. Students must submit a resume, current transcript and an essay describing their interest in commercial real estate. The 2019-20 application process will open in early spring and eligible students will be notified.

In addition to the funds, the scholarship provides a unique opportunity for the SIOR Scholars to meet and engage with professionals working in commercial real estate in St. Louis, potentially leading to the development of mentoring and advising relationships, internships and/or permanent employment opportunities for the Scholars.

About the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is the leading professional industrial and office real estate association. The world's top producing brokers collaborate to propel their careers even further. SIOR represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. SIOR has certified thousands of members with the prestigious SIOR designation, a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production, and ethics in the real estate industry. The SIOR Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of promoting and supporting initiatives that expand, educate and enhance the commercial real estate community.