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Barney Thompson Scholarship

The KAAR Scholarship will award $2,500 to a high-school senior (rising college freshman entering a four-year accredited college or university). This competitive merit-based scholarship honors Barney Thompson, who passed away in 2007, after twenty-seven years of leadership for Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS®.

2023 Applications

The application window is now open, and the deadline to apply for the 2023 academic year is May 20, 2023, by Noon Eastern Time. The recipient will be announced late May. Members’ immediate family members are eligible to apply; a cumulative HS GPA of 2.5 (on a 5.0 scale) is required.

Please send this application and all attachments to Lyle Irish at or using the address below:

Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS
Attn: Lyle Irish, CEO
609 Weisgarber Rd
Knoxville, TN 37919