UC Real Estate student recipient of CREW Network scholarship

Erin McNally, University of Cincinnati Real Estate student in the Lindner College of Business was one of 25 female college students nationally who recently received a scholarship from the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Foundation. The award is part of a scholarship program that supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that leads to careers in commercial real estate.

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Erin McNally

As a scholarship recipient, McNally will receive $5,000 for tuition and books, a paid internship opportunity during the summer of 2021, a complimentary 18-month CREW Network student membership, and a complimentary registration to the 2020 CREW Network Convention, to be held virtually Sept. 15-17.

Frances Smith, member of CREW Greater Cincinnati Outreach and Professional Development committee and alumnus of the UC Real Estate program at UC, has been involved with UC students since 2015.

“At a local chapter level, CREW Greater Cincinnati shares in the joy when a UC student’s aspiration is recognized on a national level,” said Smith. “These outstanding real estate industry students attend our outreach committee meetings, wrap holiday gifts with us, and walk next to us on UCREW tours. The UCREW events spark conversation between the student and industry leaders that often leads to professional opportunities for the student,” she stated.

​McNally spoke enthusiastically about the scholarship and her opportunities while at UC.

“The UC Real Estate program has encouraged me to be a better student, be more involved in real estate around Cincinnati, and inspired me to strive for any opportunity available — no matter how big or small,” said McNally. “If it weren’t for the University of Cincinnati Real Estate Association (UCREA), my career coach, advisor and professors, I wouldn’t be the student I am today. The Carl H. Lindner College of Business shapes you into a young professional with advice and support everywhere you look, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of this program.”

Erin is a senior majoring in real estate with a minor in international business. Her experience in nearly 15 different jobs, in addition to large student projects and studying abroad, has enabled her to take a part in leadership roles and team-oriented skills. She has held positions in student projects and UCREA, and strives to be a leader in every role.

The CREW Foundation scholarship program has awarded $1,022,500 to 171 female students at 89 universities across 35 states/provinces in the U.S. and Canada since 2008. UC has benefitted from six scholarships to outstanding female recipients in the past five years, a record number since the inception of the scholarship.

“In looking at the history of the scholarship and of all of the amazing institutions represented, UC’s award record should indeed be celebrated,” said Smith. “It is my pleasure to provide Erin and other UC Real Estate students the opportunity to be a part of the local CREW Greater Cincinnati Foundation network.”

Read more about CREW Network scholarship and recipients.