Martin Realty Group is excited to announce the winners of our 4th annual scholarship program in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area! This year we had 21 applicants. We are delighted for the interest,
2021 Martin Realty Group Scholarship Winners
Dated: May 13 2021
Martin Realty Group is excited to announce the winners of our 4th annual scholarship program in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area!
This year we had 21 applicants. We are delighted for the interest, participation, and growth to make a larger difference in the community by investing in our future community leaders!
This was an outstanding and impressive group of incredible students. The scholarship decision was highly competitive and extremely difficult, judged by six judges. 2021 brought a brand new way to apply...Students submitted a video rather than an essay answering the prompt:
- “Just like a real estate agent has to ‘sell’ themself to get someone to use their services to buy or sell a home, sell yourself to us on why you should get this scholarship. You may do this by explaining, presenting, convincing, inspiring, entertaining, and/or marketing."
- The video (2 minutes or less) could be anything they felt would compel judges to choose their entry.
- Students were also required to submitt a resume, transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
Because it was so competitive, the ultimate decision of winners was based on each student’s video meeting the following requirements: that they answered the prompt well, they were professional and impressive, their video was memorable while relating to the topic, the quality of the video was professional, and the length of the video was within the time limit. Winners’ videos went beyond answering the prompt clearly. Videos also supported why they were deserving of the scholarship, and they were impressive, interesting, captivating, inspiring, unique, memorable, and even creative and entertaining.
Last year, COVID-19's quarantine required us to deliver scholarship awards to the winners' front porches rather than present them at their schools' award ceremonies. We had so much fun with surprise porch announcements last year, that we surprised our winners again this year. On Thursday, May 6, 2020, representatives from Martin Realty Group had a blast surprising the top three winners on their front porch with broker and owner, Shana Martin, presenting the scholarship check to each winner! Congratulations to our winners for their outstanding and worthy videos:
- 1st place: Kathryn Henderson (Eaton High School)
- 2nd place: Ava Blackburn (Eaton High School)
- 3rd place: Matilyn Rigsby (Byron Nelson High School)
Enjoy watching our surprise scholarship winner announcement tour...
We look forward to awarding more Martin Realty Group Scholarships next year. Watch for the opportunity to submit applications at the beginning of 2022!
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