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Arlen C. Mills Education Scholarship Award

The Arlen C. Mills Education Scholarship is an award given in recognition of the contributions of Arlen Mills, MAI, SRA. 

Mr. Mills has been a member of the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute over 40 years and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers before that.  Additionally, Mr. Mills has been an instructor of appraisal courses and seminars for the national Appraisal Institute and the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute for over 38 years, authored numerous appraisal texts, guidebooks and articles, authored numerous appraisal seminars and courses.

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The Arlen C. Mills Education Scholarship is an award given in recognition of the contributions of Arlen Mills, MAI, SRA. 

Mr. Mills has been a member of the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute over 40 years and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers before that.  Additionally, Mr. Mills has been an instructor of appraisal courses and seminars for the national Appraisal Institute and the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute for over 38 years, authored numerous appraisal texts, guidebooks and articles, authored numerous appraisal seminars and courses.

This award shall be given annually to a member, associate member or affiliate member of the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.  The recipient is selected by the chapter’s Education Committee each September, with the award presented at the annual Fall Conference.

Recipients shall be selected based on criteria including but not limited to need, desire or contribution of time and volunteer work to the chapter. The scholarship funds are to be utilized by a deserving student to attend a nationally developed course sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

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2021 Arlen C. Mills Education Scholarship Recipient
Greg Migdale

Greg is the Chief Appraiser of Monterey Cypress Appraisal, in Monterey.  In addition to being a Certified General Appraiser and Appraisal Institute Practicing Affiliate, he teaches appraisal at Monterey Peninsula College.  He is a huge proponent of the Appraisal Institute’s curriculum and often refers his students to the Appraisal Institute to help further their career development.  Greg was a key player in revitalizing the Monterey Bay Appraisal Seminar that debuted in July 2021.  As an appraiser he is mindful of his own education needs to keep abreast of emerging topics and trends.

Past recipients include:

2020 – Rebecca Frederick, SRA

2019 – Matt Atwood

2018 – Stacey Thoyre 

2017 – Lorin George, SRA 

2016 – Mark Sova  

2015 – Kelly Stevens, SRA 

2014 – Nick Cadigan, MAI 

2013 – Danielle Brinton 

2012 – Joel Yungen

2011 – Emma Slade 

2010 – Kathleen McCormack 

2009 – Nancy Bigham, MAI 

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