Nancy Koch Scholarship

Nancy Koch

Nancy KochNancy Koch was a 40+ year member of PAAR having served as President in 1996-97, as well as President of Central IL Homes Guide. Nancy was also instrumental in the formulation of PAAR CARES Foundation, serving on the board for many years. Nancy was a managing broker for almost 25 years and served on numerous state committees since 1990. In 2007, she was named the Illinois REALTOR® of the Year.

We will be forever grateful for her contributions over 40 years within our Association. May her legacy and love for higher education live on through the Nancy Koch Scholarship.



The Nancy Koch Memorial Fund will be used to award scholarships to complete a GRI, The Graduate REALTOR® Institute Designation through the National Association of REALTORS®. Earning the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjections to enhance professionalism and business success.

Any person who has been a licensed real estate agent in Illinois for a minimum of one year, and a member of the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® interested in furthering their career in the real estate industry is eligible. Applicant must be a resident of Fulton, Hancock, Knox, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Peoria, Schuyler, Tazewell and Woodford County is eligible to apply for a scholarship.

For more information on the Graduate REALTOR® Institute Designation, CLICK HERE

To apply for the Nancy Koch Scholarship, CLICK HERE

Chili ‘Koch’ Off

Proceeds raised at this year’s Chili ‘Koch’ off will go towards the Nancy Koch Scholarship which will be awarded to those interested in earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.

To participate in this year’s ‘Koch’ off, CLICK HERE