Howard Hanna Offers Scholarship Program for Veterans

Pittsburgh, PA (February 25, 2015) – As the region’s largest real estate company, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is committed to making the areas in which it does business “the Vet friendliest in the U.S.”

Howard Hanna attended an Operation StrongVet press conference last November at Heinz Field.  The event highlighted businesses that have “taken the pledge” to help veterans in the area and encouraged other businesses to join this movement.

Operation StrongVet is the area’s largest nonprofit collaborative forged to help veterans successfully reintegrate back into local communities and workplaces.

To help veterans transition from military service to a rewarding career, Howard Hanna offers a full scholarship for real estate licensing classes through the Alan Kells School of Real Estate to veterans, active duty personnel and their spouses.  A Veteran himself, founder Howard W. Hanna, Jr. spearheads this program to give back to those who have given so much.  “It is our sincere desire that this program will help those who would like to transition from military service into a rewarding career in real estate,” said Hanna.

Mr. Hanna served in the United States Army in World War II from 1942-1946.  After returning from duty, he earned a master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh.  In 1950, he and his wife were able to buy their first home – all thanks to the original G.I. bill which provided a range of benefits for returning WW II veterans.

Mr. Hanna founded his real estate business in 1957 with one office in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, at the corner of Bayard and Craig Streets.  Today the company is the 4th largest real estate broker in the United States with 170 offices and more than 5,000 sales associates.

If you are interested in participating in the program, contact Nicole Mancini, Director of Recruitment at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, 412-967-9000 ext. 216 or

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 real estate company in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and ranks nationally as one of the four largest real estate companies. The family-owned and operated company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, insurance services, corporate relocation and property management. With 170 offices across PA, OH, VA, MI, NY, WV, NC and MD our more than 6,200 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. To learn more please visit or


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