Congratulations to Our 2022 Scholarship Recipients

We are excited to announce that we have given three scholarships in 2022.

2022 PNW Retail Group Scholarship

Yayi Ding
Yayi attends The University of Texas at Austin. She has maintained a 3.96 GPA. She anticipates graduating in May 2024. Yayi is involved as the VP of Marketing for the Undergraduate Real Estate Society. She is competing in the Mulroy Real Estate Challenge and her team is now in the semifinals. She is also involved in the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network (CREW). She has interned at Project Destined as a Commercial Real Estate Intern, The McCombs School of Business as a Research Assistant and AChoice Mortgage. According to her essay, her passion in real estate was first ignited because of her mother, who is a residential real estate broker in Plano, Texas. Growing up, Yayi’s Mom would often passionately tell her about the immense opportunities with real estate. Whether that was showing her a construction site or drawing different zonings, these moments sparked her earliest curiosity.

Charlie Devine Scholarship

Alex Scampitilla
Alex is originally from Columbus, Ohio and is attending Ohio Sate University where he maintains a 3.38 GPA. He anticipates graduation in May 2023. Alex is the President of Fisher Real Estate Society and is Pledge President of his fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. He will start a summer internship program with JLL in June 2022. According to his essay, His five-year goal is to be a well-rounded professional working for a large real estate firm. Also, from his essay “To me, real estate is an industry in which I will be able to build wealth and better my community, all while meeting amazing people along the way.”

Darren Was Memorial Scholarship

Yasmeen Said
Yasmeen attends The University of Texas. She maintains a 3.30 GPA and is looking to graduate in May 2023. Yasmeen is involved with the Undergraduate Real Estate Society, McCombs Leadership program, University Securities Investment Team, UCREW Woman’s Competition, Girls Who Invent Online Program and ICSC Launch Academy. She had a summer internship with Evergreen Development Corporation. According to her essay, she is from a second-generation Mexican Household lead by a single mom of two. Also, from her essay “Retail real estate specifically appeals to my personality because of the creative aspect that goes into creating the magical retail experience. I am greatly excited by the many fantastic, diverse opportunities in retail real estate.”