April 29, 2008 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Recognizing the importance of a higher education and the associated rising costs to today's youth, Century 21 Real Estate LLC today named Rachel Baker, James Matthew Johnson, Jaymee Tucker as the recipients of its 2008 national scholarship awards.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Century 21 Real Estate LLC, in conjunction with its parent company, Realogy Corporation, held its national scholarship awards program, granting three deserving young people each a $10,000 educational scholarship. Through the annual scholarship program, the CENTURY 21® System has awarded $150,000 in scholarships since starting the program in 2004.
"These scholarships are making a real difference in the lives of our CENTURY 21 System members and their families, and we are proud to recognize another talented group of recipients in 2008," said Tom Kunz, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC.
Baker is currently completing her senior year of high school at Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., where she maintains a 3.95 grade point average. While maintaining such academic excellence, Baker also serves as editor-in-chief of her school newspaper and is an awarded member of the school's varsity cross-country team. Baker's mother, Laurie Baker is a sales associate with CENTURY 21 Amber Realty located in Torrance, Calif. Baker has been accepted to and plans to attend Brown University this fall.
Planning to major in business finance and continue his family's entrepreneurial spirit, Johnson is currently attending the University of Kentucky as a sophomore and holds a 3.3 grade point average. Johnson's mother, Leigh Anna Johnson-Balley is a sales associate with CENTURY 21 Realty Group Hagen located in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, his grandparents are entrepreneurs. His grandfather is an insurance agent and his grandmother is a real estate builder/developer.
Currently completing her senior year at North Brunswick Township High School in New Jersey, Tucker maintains a 3.81 grade point average and plans to study physical therapy. Tucker's father, Ro Tucker is a sales associate with CENTURY 21 Worden & Green in East Brunswick, NJ. Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at the age of 10, Tucker knows the meaning of persistence and dedication which is evident by her academic success and her athletic prowess on the basketball court.
The program is open to children, grandchildren and legal wards of CENTURY 21 System professionals (non-broker/owners) nationwide. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic excellence, community service and financial need. Students must either be a current high school senior or attending an accredited college or university.
Century 21 Real Estate LLC (www.century21.com) is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System. The System is comprised of more than 8,300 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 58 countries and territories worldwide. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services.
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