Professional Standards Scholarships

KAR appreciates the dedicated volunteers who make the professional standards process possible for REALTORS® across the state.

For the professional standards scholarships, KAR allots one of the two state slots to a member of the Lexington, Louisville or Northern Kentucky board on a rotating annual basis, due to the large number of members they represent. The other scholarship is awarded based on completion of the KAR scholarship application and is open to all REALTOR® members of KAR’s local boards and associations to apply. The scholarship is awarded based upon the following criteria:

  • Attendance at previous NAR Professional Standards Education Seminars
  • Professional Standards experience
  • KAR participation

Each winner will receive up to $1,500 as reimbursement for expenses directly related to attending the NAR Professional Standards Education Seminar in August each year in Chicago, IL. The program for the seminar includes training on conduct of hearings, procuring cause, due process, mediation, the role of the grievance committee, hearing panels, and board of directors. Participants will learn more about writing an ethics decision and will have an opportunity to interact with experienced instructors and staff of the National Association of REALTORS®.

Download the scholarship application

Scholarship winners:
Year Recipients
2015 Paula Colvin, KAR Barbara Sondgerath, NKAR
2014 Teresa Barnes, KAR Doug Myers, GLAR
2013 Louise Miller, KAR John Elling, LBAR
2012 Donnie Sims, KAR Cheryl Watson, NKAR
2011 Ruth Ann Bowen, KAR Carl Horton, GLAR
2010 Linda Wiley, KAR Chip Diehl, LBAR
2009 Linzie Craig, KAR Catherine Schramm, NKAR
2008 Diana Stubblefield, KAR Debbie Dison, GLAR
2007 Gary Schroeder, KAR Billy Sherrow, LBAR
2006 Guy Montgomery, KAR Frank Littrell, NKAR
2005 Yolanda Libby, KAR Nelson Collins, GLAR
2004 Jim Collier, KAR Melissa Poynter, LBAR
2003 Tonita Goodwin, KAR Sandy Newell, NKAR