Latter & Blum Announces New Military Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program to Assist Military Members, Veterans, and Spouses in Launching Successful Careers in Real Estate

 (New Orleans, LA) Latter & Blum Inc. the largest residential Real Estate Company in the Gulf South recently announced the launch of the Robert C. Penick Military Scholarship Program.

This scholarship provides Military Veterans, reservists and currently enlisted members of the military, and their spouses with all of the elements necessary to transition into a career in the Real Estate industry. 

“In honor of his 29 year military service career and his exemplary service to Latter & Blum, Inc., we are pleased to name this scholarship program after Robert C. Penick,” said Rick Haase, President Latter & Blum Inc. “Bob as he is known by the company’s 2,000 Agents and employees, joined the U.S. Army in 1967 and served active duty during the Vietnam War. He then served in the Louisiana National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. In 1996, he officially retired as Lt. Colonel Robert C. Penick, USAR and currently serves in the capacity of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of our company.”

This scholarship program provides our area’s Veterans with the funds and resources needed to begin their careers in the Real Estate business. It provides for pre and post licensing courses, business start-up training, required Errors and Omissions Insurance, marketing and technology tools and services business training, public relations assistance and all application and licensing fees. This program serves Veterans and their spouses of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

In light of all of the conflicts {past and present} around the globe and the incredible commitment and sacrifice being made by service members and their families, we felt it was important to assist in this way. Re-entry after service can be challenging and the Scholarship Program is our way of saying thanks and lending a hand.” said Haase. “By offering this program to Veterans it’s our hope that we can endow them with the education, tools/services and financial support needed to start an extremely rewarding career in Real Estate sales.”

For more information, or to register for the Robert C. Penick Military Scholarship Program through Latter & Blum Inc., interested veterans or veterans’ spouses are invited to call Leigh Ann Bogran at (504) 569-9309 or email her at

About Latter & Blum Inc.

Latter & Blum, Inc., the largest full-service Real Estate brokerage in the Gulf South, operates Latter & Blum, Inc./REALTORS, C.J. Brown REALTORS Inc., Van Eaton & Romero REALTORS, Noles-Frye Realty, Latter & Blum Classic Homes & Properties, Latter & Blum Shaw Properties and Latter & Blum Hometown, all ERA Powered, NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, Latter & Blum Property Management, Latter & Blum Insurance Services, Platinum Title and Essential Mortgage Corp. and has five Franchise Offices in Louisiana and Mississippi. Established in 1916, the company has grown to include operations in Greater New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, and Southern and Southwest Mississippi and handles all phases of residential, commercial, leasing, property management, appraisals, insurance, mortgage, and title services.

Latter & Blum
430 Notre Dame St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(866) 794-1022

Agency License Information: Latter & Blum is licensed in Louisiana by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Latter & Blum is also licensed in Texas and Mississippi.

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