Texas Accredited Commercial Specialist Scholarship 2023
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The Texas REALTORS® TACS Scholarship is for Black or African American, and Hispanic/Latino Texas REALTORS® members with less than five years of experience in real estate. The scholarship aims to increase diversity in commercial real estate services by funding scholarship recipients’ completion of the Texas Accredited Commercial Specialist (TACS) program. The full scholarship value is approximately $1,000 per recipient, and covers the following TACS program costs:

  • TACS 1: Introduction to Commercial Real Estate (30-hour course)
  • TACS 2: Commercial Real Estate Property Development (30-hour course)
  • TACS 3: Commercial Real Estate Marketing & Negotiation (30-hour course)
  • TACS Certification Application Fee

For more information on the TACS Program, please see the FAQs. REALTORS® that are already in the process of completing the TACS Program are not eligible for the Scholarship.

Funding:

Scholarship funds for the TACS coursework will be disbursed incrementally by Texas REALTORS® to the TACS course provider, on behalf of the Scholarship recipient, prior to each TACS course. Funding for a TACS course other than TACS 1 is contingent upon the recipient’s successful completion of the preceding TACS course. Scholarship recipients shall provide advance thirty (30) day notice to scholarship@texasrealtors.com of any specific TACS course they wish to attend. This will ensure timely payment by Texas REALTORS® to the TACS course provider. Any payments made by a recipient directly to the TACS course provider will not be reimbursed. 

Texas REALTORS® will waive the recipient’s TACS Certification Application Fee upon the recipient’s successful completion of the TACS coursework and submission of an otherwise completed TACS Certification Application to scholarship@texasrealtors.com.

Deadline: January 1, 2023

To receive the full Scholarship value, a Scholarship recipient must:

  1. Within three years of being awarded the Scholarship, complete all TACS coursework;
  2. Within three years of successful TACS 3 completion, obtain a TACS certification* from Texas REALTORS® under the TACS Program

*To obtain a TACS certification, the recipient must, amongst other TACS Program requirements, successfully complete two commercial transactions after the recipient begins TACS 1.

Application:

Applications are evaluated blindly. The judging panel will not see any identifying information so please take care in your responses and application materials. For questions, please email scholarship@texasrealtors.com.