In 2006, the Putnam County Board of REALTORS created an Endowment with the Putnam County Community Foundation with an opening balance of $12,000. Our goal was to create a Scholarship Fund to benefit local High School Seniors pursuing a career in real estate or a related field.
The first year we awarded (1) $500 scholarship to a graduating Putnam County High School student. In 2009, we began raising additional money for our Scholarship Fund through an annual charity Bingo event, making it our goal is to award a $500 scholarship to each of the 4 County High Schools. The success of the Bingo events has allowed us to award $2000 in scholarships each year since.
As of May 2021 we have awarded almost $30,000 in scholarships, and grown our endowment to over $110,000. Scholarships awarded in May of 2021 were in the amount of $1000 each. Scholarship amounts are subject to change annually, and are determined by the scholarship committee.
The Board of REALTORS is dedicated to honoring the hard working students that are the future of our community. We know that their dreams may take them far from Putnam County, but we hope that they will always be proud to call Putnam County home.