A supporter of real estate education at The Ohio State University recently paid homage to a longtime Fisher professor with the dedication of a scholarship in honor of Paul Weinstock.

The NorthSteppe Realty/T. Ewing Miller Memorial Scholarship Program was created through the support of Mike Stickney and his business partners at NorthSteppe Realty and is funded by the Mike and Linda Stickney Foundation through The Columbus Foundation.

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Paul Weinstock

The program, which identifies Ohio State students with leadership potential and an interest in real estate, awarded six scholarships this year. One was named after Weinstock, a senior lecturer in finance and real estate at Fisher, who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.

Weinstock served on the scholarship program’s selection committee for 10 years, and his guidance and interest were instrumental in shaping it into one that nurtures the mature, positive growth of self and community.

“Paul was a beloved professor and mentor to each one of the T. Ewing Scholarship recipients,” said Mike Stickney, who serves as an advisory board member of The Ohio State Center for Real Estate. “I first met Paul in 2008, and his passion for real estate was incredibly evident. He was gracious enough to extend to me a standing invitation to visit and speak to his students on topics including real estate trends, career choices and this unique scholarship program. Linda and I are honored to commemorate Paul’s commitment to real estate education through this scholarship.”

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Michael Stickney (fourth from left) and the 2017 NorthSteppe Realty/T. Ewing Miller Memorial Scholarship recipients. (Photo courtesy of NorthSteppe Realty)

Since the program’s inception in 2008, 46 Ohio State students have been recognized for their leadership and strong character qualities with scholarships. This year, six students were awarded $2,500 each to be applied toward their education in real estate. The recipients were:

  • John Butya
  • Patrick Morse
  • Ross Groedel
  • Wesley Smith
  • Raymond Herrera
  • David Tabachnik

The scholarship program’s vision and purpose is modeled after Stickney‘s great-great grandfather, T. Ewing Miller, who had an incredibly successful real estate career and left a legacy as a community servant, developer and leader. His integrity, work ethic, character and virtues, as well as his philanthropy, were inspirational in the creation of the program.

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Current and past recipients of NorthSteppe Realty/T. Ewing Miller Memorial Scholarships gather for a photo at the annual scholarship presentation ceremony. (Photo courtesy of NorthSteppe Realty)