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Educational Scholarships from the Arizona Association of REALTORS®

As Arizona students begin to descend upon the colleges around the state. Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) has some options for those in need of financial assistance.

Arizona Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Education Scholarship

Since 1960, AAR has been providing Arizona college students with funds to attend college. To date, AAR has helped more than 150 students with scholarships. (To see the entire list of scholarship recipients, click here).

AAR currently offers scholarships at the following four Arizona schools:

Scholarship recipients must meet the following criteria to apply for funds:

  • Be a full time student for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded;
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 during the required 15 previous semester hours;
  • Must be an Arizona resident; and
  • Must provide AAR with recipient’s biographical data. 

AAR also offers the Les Arie Memorial Scholarship. The Les Arie Memorial Scholarship is available to second-year students majoring in real estate or business at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Details are here.

In addition to these scholarships, AAR has also established two endowments. They are:

Ed Thirkhill Memorial Endowment, Arizona State University

This endowment was created in memorial of AAR Past President Ed Thirkhill. This awards $1,600 annually to an ASU graduate student who:

  • Is an Arizona resident;
  • Has a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5; and
  • Have six credits in real estate from ASU.

More information

Arizona Real Estate Professorship Endowment, Arizona State University

This endowment is used to assist funding the director positions the Business’ Real Estate Center. 

History of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® Scholarship Fund:

The Association’s Arizona Real Estate Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) subsidiary, formed in the lake 1960’s. The Foundation was instrumental in helping to form the Real Estate Center in the Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Business. A professorship was funded by the Association through the Foundation. The Les Arie Scholarship Award endowment was established through the Arizona Community College Board to be used in Maricopa County.

In 2003, the Arizona Community College Board was sunset by the state of Arizona. The administration of the Les Arie Memorial Scholarship was then moved to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.

 

Member Benefits and Resources

View a list of member benefits and resources

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Member Resource and Benefit List

Updated: May 25, 2012

Some of the services listed provide a price break; others are suggested sources to assist you in comparing coverage and costs.


Medical

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MEDICAL SAVINGS PLANS (HSA’S)

American Medical Security and John Alden Life

Carl Della Vella: 480-471-3836, 877-489-6241

associationbenefits@desertinet.comwww.associationbenefitsofamerica.com

HEALTH CARE DISCOUNTS – NON-INSURANCE PROGRAM

Benefits 4 U Inc. – National Benefit Advisory

Ron Braziel: 480-948-8010 or 800-856-8612 – www.Benefits4u.us

MEDICAL — MAJOR, PPO, HMO, DENTAL OPTION, TEMPORARY MEDICAL AVAILABLE

BlueCross BlueShield

Bob or Ingrid Eisinger: 623-889-7600, 800-252-5812 – www.groupplansaz.com

HMO, INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP MEDICAL

Catlau Insurance Services

Saul Arredondo: 602-690-0259 – saarredon@aol.com

SHORT-TERM – MAJOR MEDICAL – MEDICAL SAVINGS PLANS

Clarendon National Insurance Company

John Alden, and HPA Carl Della Vella: 480-471-3836, 877-489-6241

associationbenefits@desertinet.comwww.associationbenefitsofamerica.com

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

HealthOne

Discounts/100% Acceptance Non-Insurance Program

Jim Nork: 954-465-1401 – www.healthonenetwork.com

TOTAL DISABILITY & CRITICAL ILLNESS, LIFE AND DISABILITY PLANS, LIFE INSURANCE PLANS

Illinois Mutual and various companies

Carl Della Vella: 480-471-3836, 877-489-6241

associationbenefits@desertinet.comwww.associationbenefitsofamerica.com

OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENT PLAN FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Life Insurance Company of North America

Carl Della Vella: 480-471-3836, 877-489-6241

associationbenefits@desertinet.comwww.associationbenefitsofamerica.com

MAJOR AND SHORT-TERM MEDICAL

Pearl Insurance – American Medical Security

Customer Service: 800-289-8170 ? www.pearlinsurance.com

MEDICAL, PPO & HMO GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL POLICIES

TFW Insurance

Customer Service: 480-990-2770, 800-840-2331


Dental

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DENTAL/VISION PLAN

Ameritas – Greater Insurance Company

Customer Service: 800-747-4472

DENTAL/VISION PLAN

Appleton Dental / EyeBenefits

Customer Service: 602-957-6453

www.appletondentalplan.com

DENTAL

Association Benefits of America

Carl Della Vella: 480-471-3836, 877-489-6241

www.associationbenefitsofamerica.com

DENTAL

BlueCross BlueShield – TDA

Chad Eisinger: 623-889-7600, 800-252-5812

chad@groupplansinc.comwww.groupplansaz.com

DENTAL

Delta Dental

Sam Post: 602-274-5493

www.deltadentalaz.com/employer/aarsampost@finsvcs.com

DENTAL

Ins/Mark of America, Inc.

View page on AAR websitewww.ins-mark.com

Customer Service: 800-847-7503


Vision

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VISION PLAN

AmeriPlan USA

John Pulfer: 602-788-3451

View PDF File

VISION/DENTAL PLAN

Ameritas – Greater Insurance Company

Customer Service: 800-747-4472

www.gisconline.com

VISION/DENTAL PLAN

Appleton Dental / EyeBenefits

Customer Service: 602-957-6453

www.appletondentalplan.com/aar

VISION/LASIK

EyeBenefits

Customer Care: 800-621-7900

View More Information

Amerisight – lasik

View PDF File

ONLINE CONTACT LENS PROGRAM

EyeBenefits

Customer Care: 800-621-7900

www.eyebenefits.com

VISION

Outlook Vision

Customer Service: 800-342-7188

www.outlookvision.com


Prescriptions

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PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNTS

AmeriPlan USA

John Pulfer: 602-788-3451

View PDF File

PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNTS – REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE PRESCRIPTION CARD

Ins/Mark of America, Inc.

Customer Service: 800-847-7503

www.therealbenefits.com

RX-PRIVILEGE CARD PROGRAM – THE AAR CARD

Network America

Customer Service: 877-326-5990


Financial

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CREDIT UNION

REALTOR® Federal Credit Union

https://www.realtorsfcu.org/

CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIP

Arizona Central Credit Union

Customer Service: 602-264-6421

CREDIT CARD SERVICES

First USA (NAR Sponsored)

Customer Service: 866-847-2627

Educational Scholarships

See the full list of Educational Scholarships available


Forms & Office Products

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COMPUTERIZED AAR REAL ESTATE FORMS

zipForm®

Technical Support: 800-383-9805

View Page on AAR Website

COMMERCIAL FORMS FROM AIR

AIR Commercial Real Estate Association – Discounted Forms

View details

WHOLESALE OFFICE PRODUCTS

National Office Products

Get cash back bonus on purchases made with Discover Business Card.

www.nationalofficeproducts.net/ArizonaRealtors

XEROX PRODUCTS

Xerox (NAR sponsored)

Mention your NAR membership

Customer Service: 800-275-9376


Information Services

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ANSWERS TO LEGAL QUESTIONS

AAR’s Legal Hotline

(for Designated REALTORS® and Branch Managers only)

Customer Service: 602-248-7787, 800-426-7274

Legal Hotline available Monday – Friday (except holidays)

9:30am – Noon and 2:00pm – 4:40pm

Register Online

THE BOOK EVERY AGENT SHOULD HAVE!

Arizona Real Estate: A Professional’s Guide to Law and Practice (Second Edition)

Written by AAR’s very own Michelle Lind.

Learn More & Purchase

GENERAL QUESTIONS (NON-LEGAL)

AAR Staff

Customer Service: 602-248-7787, 800-426-7274

View page on AAR website


Miscellaneous

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CLOSING GIFTS

Proflowers.com (NAR Sponsored)

Customer Service: 888-373-7437 (mention your NAR membership)

NAR members receive an additional 10% discount

Savings of 30 – 40% off comparable retail price

SAVE ON SAFETY RELATED PRODUCTS

Safeshow, Inc.

Customer Service: 877-935-3520 (use code #1100 to order)

View page on AAR website


NAR Products & Services

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ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Closing gifts; Communication products; Computer technology; Direct mail marketing; Education and professional development; Electronics; Financial services; Home services; Insurance; Legal services; Office products and services; Postal products; Premium and incentives; Printed materials; Real estate services; Sales promotion and marketing tools; Transportation; Travel services

NARCustomer Service: 800-874-6500 – www.realtor.org

Property / Casualty / Liability

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ERRORS & OMISSIONS

www.aaronline.com/law-ethics/risk-management/eo-insurance-providers.aspx

These firms or the programs they provide have not been researched or reviewed by the Arizona Association of REALTORS® in any manner, and AAR does not endorse or provide comment on any firm or program provided.

AUTO AND HOME INSURANCE

Liberty Mutual (NAR Sponsored)

Customer Service: 800-733-7830 – www.libertymutual.com/NAR


REALTOR® Shopping

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AAR REBATES MALL

Visit the AAR Rebates Mall before visiting your favorite online store to earn rebate dollars, redeemable for cash rebates, on every purchase you make at over 400 participating online retailers.

http://shop.aaronline.mallnetworks.com


Technology

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COMPUTERS

Dell (NAR Sponsored)

Desktops, notebooks, workstations, servers; software & accessories

You can place your order via www.Dell.com/NAR

Sales Representative: 800-695-8133

Friday, 7am – 9pm CST ? Saturday, 8am – 6pm CST

Mention Member ID CS8569483 so that your NAR member discount can be applied to your order.

COMPUTERS

IBM (NAR Sponsored)

ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre PC desktops, and other selected products 17% discount on select PC products, X and T series ThinkPad notebooks

Customer Service: 800-426-7235, ext. 5766 – www.ibm.com/businesscenter/nar

EXPANDED TECHNOLOGY SAVINGS PROGRAM

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NAR Sponsored)

Savings on the entire HP product line. From inkjet printers, digital cameras to handheld PCs, and software. Members, association staff, and all immediate family members may receive discounts up to 10% plus training and custom configuration.

Customer Service: 800-888-8177 (mention code NAR1)

www.hp.com/sbso/solutions/real/rewards.htmlwww.hp.com/go/preferred-nar

DISCOUNTED COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES

Training To You, Inc.

Phoenix based computer training firm offers 25% discount to AAR members and local associations on computer classes on numerous software applications. Database, desktop publishing, web design, programming, project management, sales management, Microsoft, WordPerfect, Quicken, etc.

Customer Service: 602-266-1500

Please identify yourself as an AAR member.

Class schedule

TAXBOT SOFTWARE

Details

Travel

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AUTO CLUB / DISCOUNTS / BENEFITS

RENTAL CAR

Hertz (NAR Sponsored)

Customer Service: 800-654-2200 (CDP#182806) – www.hertz.com

Resources

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THE LATEST INFORMATION WHEN YOU NEED IT, A VOICE IN GOVERNMENT, AN EDGE ON THE COMPETITION, AND EDUCATION.

AARonline.com

www.aaronline.com

Start Smart

How-to tips, videos and articles for new licensees.

The Capitol Insider

Email newsletter to help you keep up with legislative issues and AAR’s political representation on state and national levels.

RAPAC

REALTORS® PAC Fund helps elect people on ‘our side’.

Issues Mobilization Fund

Code of Ethics

Protection provided to customers/clients through the Code of Ethics.

Legal Resources

Articles, Legal Hotline Q&As, forms and Legal Hotline access provide fast answers to real estate legal questions.

(Designated REALTORS® and Branch Managers only can obtain Legal Hotline access)

International Real Estate

Graduate REALTOR® Institute

GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) is a designation recognized and respected nationwide. Schedules of courses and registration forms online at www.azgri.com.

e-PRO®

The new e-PRO® program can help you successfully compete in today’s ever-evolving real estate market.

AAR does not endorse any company’s products or services.