MS in Real Estate Development student, Katie Kight, was awarded the EagleBank Scholarship from George Mason University's School of Business.
After graduating with a history degree in 2008 from Radford University, Kight found herself in the real estate industry with limited real estate knowledge. Kight believes in life-long learning, so returning to school to pursue an MS in Real Estate Development at Mason was the next logical step for her after working in the industry for nine years.
“I was looking for a new challenge, as well as broadening my scope of knowledge of the real estate industry,” Kight says.
Kight decided to attend Mason because of the convenience of the Arlington campus to her office. Kight currently serves as the general manager of Crystal Gateway Condominium in Arlington. She’s responsible for all aspects of property operations, including strategic and fiscal planning, building operations, and supervising a support team of 10 staff members and administration.
“These classes have been helpful in my current position and I know they will be instrumental in fulfilling goals I want to achieve after graduation.”
The EagleBank Scholarship awards $10,000 each to two MS in Real Estate Development students who are pursuing a career in the Washington, D.C., metro region in the field of real estate development.
Kight is grateful to have received the $10K EagleBank scholarship, because she was funding her education with student loans. “I can focus on making an impact in society with my degree instead of the burden of student loan repayment,” she said.
The scholarship has relieved some of Kight’s stress, allowing her to give her full attention to schoolwork and completing her degree.
“I want to express my deepest gratitude to EagleBank and the selection committee. This scholarship means so much to me, and my academic career at Mason,” she said.
Kight is still considering where her future will take her in the real estate industry, but says “this degree will open more doors and allow me opportunities I wouldn’t have without it.”