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Opportunity is Knocking: Applying for the SquareFoot Scholarship

by Tim Brunicardi on September 13, 2018

Do you have a passion for real estate, technology, and entrepreneurship? If so, you may want to apply for SquareFoot's $5,000 scholarship.


What is SquareFoot?

Founded in 2012 and based in New York, SquareFoot is a venture-backed real estate technology company with a mission to assist business professionals in locating and securing the right office space for their companies' needs. Their brokers accomplish this by simplifying the leasing process for both large and small businesses in major cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco, and everywhere in-between.  

What’s the Goal of this Scholarship?

SquareFoot’s goal in creating this scholarship is to support students who are passionate about real estate, technology, and entrepreneurship.

How Many Scholarships Will Be Awarded?

SquareFoot will distribute three scholarship awards, which will be in the following amounts:

  • First award: $3,000
  • Second award: $1,500
  • Third award: $500

Does Applying for this Scholarship Offer Any Additional Bonuses?

The SquareFoot Scholarship is also a way for this company to reach out to potential applicants to work for their summer internship program. Applicants who are selected will have the opportunity to work at their headquarters in New York City. 

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Applicants must currently be attending a college or university during the Fall 2018 academic year, with a target graduation date of Spring 2020.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of submission.
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or a legal guardian.
  • Applicants must apply for the scholarship online.
  • Applicants must provide their name, university email, target graduation year, and the name of their academic institution.
  • Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words about how technology will change the commercial and/or residential real estate industry.
  • The deadline for applications to be submitted is 11:59 PM on October 30, 2018.
  • The winners will be announced by December 1, 2018.typing on keyboard

How Will the Essays be Judged?

Essays will be graded by the following standards: 

  • 50% — Depth of idea and research
  • 40% — Narrative and composition
  • 10% — Grammatical accuracy

How Will My Personal Information Be Used?

According to SquareFoot, students who apply for this scholarship should know that their personal information will not be sold or otherwise outside of SquareFoot.

Visit SquareFoot's website for more information about the scholarship and how to apply.

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