Huntsville native Jackson Miller was one of only twelve students statewide to earn a scholarship from the Alabama Association of REALTORS®.
As a freshman at Auburn University, Jackson uses the school’s creed as a framework for his academic and career plans. Citing the creed’s emphasis on hard work and servant leadership, he will major in industrial and systems engineering.
“Manufacturing a product or creating a great user experience may seem inconsequential in the betterment of humanity,” he explained. “But each step I take to impact someone’s life positively is a step towards making the world a better place.”
Miller’s parents and grandparents are licensed REALTORS® and, he said, they inspired him to make a difference in people’s lives. He credits his parents’ help in identifying industrial engineering as his major.
“When given the opportunity, I have and will always choose to help others.” – AAR Scholarship winner Jackson Miller
Leah Miller with The Miller Team & Keller Williams served as Jackson’s REALTOR® sponsor.
Miller would love to work for Tesla Motors or Boeing after earning his degree. “I’m a huge Tesla nerd and know all things Tesla,” he said. “Boeing is another option I’ve considered because they have a great presence in my home town and are well respected.” In 20 years, he hopes to be happily married with a thriving career and, hopefully, made an impact on the world in some way.
A dozen Alabama students will benefit from scholarships awarded through the Alabama Association of REALTORS® Education Scholarship Fund, a branch of the Alabama REALTORS® Foundation.
The Foundation Trustees reviewed dozens of anonymous applications to select the first ever scholarship fund recipients. From the Gulf coast to Huntsville, students with high aspirations were selected based on their academic performance, recommendations and essays. All are Alabama residents and are either children or grandchildren of active, licensed REALTOR® members in good standing. “These scholarships reflect our Association’s commitment to provide a better quality of life for our members, their families and our state,” said AAR President Wes Grant.
You can learn more about the Education Scholarship Fund eligibility and application criteria here.