Raymond F. Gates, Jr.
Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Gates Scholarship Fund is part of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS® Foundation, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) corporation and classified as a public charity. 


The Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1976 in memory of Raymond F. Gates, Jr. following his tragic death in an automobile accident. Mr. Gates was the Executive Vice President of the Connecticut REALTORS®. 

Originally the fund was intended to assist Mr. Gates' children through college. Once this objective was met, the fund was expanded to benefit the children of Connecticut REALTORS®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATES® and local Board-Association/CTR staff. 

Over the past 44 years, children of REALTORS® have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $1 million!

VIDEO: Watch a special interview (2020) with Raymond F. Gates, Jr's daughter
and two sons who talk about their father's legacy. 


Students can apply for ONE of two scholarship categories: academic excellence, based primarily on academic factors or scholastic achievement, based on academic factors, extracurricular activities and an essay. 


With the ever-rising costs of college today, our goal is to strengthen this program to increase the number of scholarships awarded and thereby expand our ability to "Invest in America's Future".

Each year, a Gates Scholarship is awarded in honor of CT REALTORS® Past Presidents who have recently passed away.  There are currently 4 honorary scholarships in memory of Frank Green, 1995 CTR President from the Stamford Board; Joe Gustin, 1974 CTR President from the Mid-State Association; Bob Kimball, 2012 CTR President from the Eastern CT Association and Larry Story, 1996 CTR President from the New Canaan Board.

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