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    Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment

    Empowering Individuals

    Appraisal Institute empowers individuals and nurtures an environment that inspires and encourages diversity, equity and inclusion.

    The valuation profession has a responsibility to achieve greater racial, ethnic and cultural diversity among appraisers. Recruiting for greater diversity makes us stronger and more representative of the communities we serve and contributes to greater cultural awareness.

    We are committed to accelerating diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives and partnerships. Our efforts include the Appraiser Diversity Initiative in collaboration with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Urban League; the Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA) program; and our Minorities and Women Course Scholarship from the Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation.

    Ensuring unconscious bias doesn’t play a role in appraisals and seeking broader solutions to DE&I in housing are our priorities. Creating a more equitable housing environment requires collaboration and solutions from all players in the field, from real estate brokers and agents, to banks, to government agencies.

    Let’s work together to bring about positive change in the valuation profession.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Our scholarships reward achievement, encourage leadership, and provide financial assistance and education opportunities.

    AIERF Scholarships

    The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation (AIERF) was born out of the 2018 union of the AI Education Trust and AI Relief Foundation to serve real estate appraisal professionals now and into the future.

    The AIERF offers numerous scholarships to AI professionals and students dedicated to growing their practical knowledge in the real estate appraisal field.

    Learn More About Our AIERF Scholarships

    Appraiser Diversity Initiative

    We are helping lead the Appraiser Diversity Initiative in partnership with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the National Urban League.

    The Appraiser Diversity Initiative is the premier nationwide program designed to attract new entrants to the real estate appraisal field while fostering diversity in the profession.

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    We’re passionate about our efforts and dedicated to answering your questions. 

    AIERF Scholarships

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    Appraiser Diversity Initiative

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