HomeLight is building the future of real estate — today. Our vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying for all.

The best real estate agents rely on HomeLight’s platform to deliver better outcomes to homebuyers and sellers during every step of the real estate journey, whether that’s enabling an all-cash offer, unlocking liquidity of their existing home to buy a new one, or creating certainty through a modern closing process. Each year, HomeLight facilitates billions of dollars of residential real estate business on its platform for thousands of agents.

Founded in 2012, HomeLight is a privately held company with offices in Scottsdale, San Francisco, New York, Tampa, and Seattle, with backing from prominent investors including Zeev Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Group 11, Crosslink Capital, Bullpen Capital, Montage Ventures, STCAP, Citi Ventures, Google Ventures, and others.

Scholarship Details:

We want to support like-minded students who share our passion for improving the world of real estate. That’s why we’re offering a $1,000 scholarship to talented students who hold an interest in homes and homeownership. If you’re interested in designing homes, building homes, placing people in homes, combatting homelessness, or studying the housing market, we want to help fund your education.


Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2023 is eligible to apply.

Eligible Areas of Study:

Design Homes:

  • Interior Design
  • Architecture

Build Homes:

  • Construction
  • Urban Planning

Place People in Homes:

  • Real Estate
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology

Housing & Economic Studies:

  • Economics
  • Sociology

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a short piece of writing, that includes the following:

  1. Why are you interested in real estate?
  2. How will your career help more people find their dream home?
  3. What impact have you had on homes or homelessness in your community?

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their application materials.

Please submit through our Scholarship Application Form

Previous Recipients

Fall 2023: Blake Alexander Harris, University of Missouri
Spring 2023: Willa Madden-Wood, Washington State University
Fall 2022: Emily Lizarraga, University of Idaho
Spring 2022: Hilda Siroun Boyadjian, University of Southern California
Fall 2021: Fernando Calderón-Díaz, New York University
Spring 2021: Juan Carlos De La Garza, Columbia University
Fall 2020: Lauren Preston, University of Oregon
Spring 2020: Evan Kizer, Colorado State University
Fall 2019: Miles Wentworth, Auburn University
Spring 2019: Ryan Winkler, University of Central Florida
Fall 2018: Caroline Bond, University of Colorado Boulder
Spring 2018: Katherine Williams, American University
Fall 2017: Dylan Irvin, DePaul University