Kurt Ophus Scholarship

One (1) $1,000 scholarship or two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded by the Chapter's Board of Directors.

Scholarship recipients must be North Star Chapter members in good standing.  All Affiliates, Candidates for Designation, and Designated Members are eligible to apply.

The next offering will open in August 2021.

About Kurt Ophus: Kurt Ophus, MAI, was a dedicated leader within the North Star Chapter and Education Committee Chair for many years.  As Education Chair, Kurt was responsible for determining which classes and seminars would be offered, as well as when and where they would be held.  Not only did Kurt plan and execute educational offerings, he also gave education updates at all the Board of Directors meetings, regularly attended Regional Calls, and was instrumental in helping the Executive Committee with the annual budget for our Chapter.  Kurt was always present with a great attitude and sound advice.  He generously donated countless hours of his time to our Chapter to ensure that every year we would have first rate educational offerings.  As a memorial of his commitment to education, funds have been generously awarded by Kurt’s family, businesses, and individuals for the benefit of Chapter members wishing to further their appraisal-related education (for contribution inquiries, please visit the Donate page).


Past Recipients

Andrew Totzke

Practicing Affiliate Scholarship

One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded by the Chapter's Board of Directors.

The scholarship recipient must be a North Star Chapter Practicing Affiliate member in good standing.

The next offering will open in 2022.

Tom Turner Grant

The grant recipient must be an MAI or SRA candidate.

The recipient will be determined by attendance at the most North Star Chapter-sponsored education courses and accrual of the most course hours between the time period of September 1 to August 31 of the following year (the Minnesota licensing year).

In the event that there is a tie, the Scholarship Committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Number of membership years with the North Star Chapter
  • Chapter committee service and/or service on the Board of Directors

At the Turner family's request, the grant may be used by the recipient however the individual sees fit to continue their appraisal career advancement. It does not have to be applied to Chapter or AI education. A Chapter check will be awarded to the individual in the amount of $500.

This grant will not be awarded in 2021