The Dave Feeken Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was established in 2010 in memory of REALTOR Dave Feeken. The Scholarship Foundation is designed to assist persons in the real estate field who are seeking to obtain a related designation such as GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute), CPM (Certified Property Manager), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CAE (Certified Realtor Executive), CRB (Certified Real Estate Broker Manager) and the many other designations and certifications in the real estate related fields.
Dave Feeken was involved in the REALTOR organization for over 20 years. He served as the Alaska Association of REALTORS president in 1995 and received REALTOR of the Year honors from the Association in 1996 and in 2005. He also served as the AAR Industry Issues chair and was instrumental in having the REALTOR organization be heard in Juneau on legislation that affected private property rights. He served as a National Association of REALTORS Director from 1997-1999 along with serving on numerous national committees since 1994.
The Scholarship Foundation is a tax-exempt foundation; therefore, applicants are encouraged regardless of any affiliation. Recipients are chosen on a non-discriminatory basis without preference for employment or affiliation with any real estate firm, broker, or membership in a professional organization.
Scholarships are for tuition only and are limited to one person per calendar year; no more than one course with a beginning date during any calendar year shall be considered. Scholarships will be granted for the course requested and only for such courses that lead to a real estate related professional designation or certification. The Officers of the Foundation will determine the dollar amount of the scholarships for a particular course, which may vary from time to time, depending upon the funds available. The Officers include President, Helen Jarratt; Secretary, Terry Bryan; Treasurer, Don McKenzie; Director Emeritus, Glenda Feeken; and Director Ex Officio Sandy Eherenman.