Recognizing the importance of a higher education and the associated rising costs to today's youth, Century 21 Real Estate LLC today named M. Nicole Bartel of Fredericksburg, Texas; Amanda Brown of Poteau, Okla.; and Hector Gonzalez of Brea, Calif., as the recipients of its 2007 national scholarship awards.
This is the fourth 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 this annual scholarship program, the CENTURY 21® System has awarded $120,000 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 2007," said Tom Kunz, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC.
"As a child, Nicole expressed a passionate interest in outer space; as a high school student, she had the opportunity to present several times to representatives from the NASA space program," said Mimi Bartel, mother of Nicole Bartel and sales associate with CENTURY 21 Sunset, Realtors in Fredericksburg, Texas. "The CENTURY 21 Scholarship will help Nicole to pursue her interests in law and astronomy."
"The dream of going to college and becoming a teacher has always been with Amanda, but that dream became even more of a personal goal for her when her father, Jon Brown, passed away in August 2006," said Wanda Brown, mother of Amanda Brown and sales professional with CENTURY 21 Homestead Realty in Poteau, Okla. "Amanda is focused on her dream and is passionate about pursuing a career in education. We can't thank the CENTURY 21 System enough for this opportunity."
"This scholarship means so much to Hector and me as we work together to fund his future," said Eva Dominguez, mother of Hector Gonzalez and sales professional with CENTURY 21 Hometown Realty in Bakersfield, Calif. "I always tell my son how proud I am of him and his dedication to his studies. The CENTURY 21 System scholarship program is truly a blessing."