Invitation Homes Announces Winners of “There’s No Place Like Home” Scholarship Contest

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Five Winners Will Each Receive $1,000 Toward College

Invitation Homes asked college students what items students took with them to make their new spaces feel like home. More than 700 students from across the nation shared their stories.

“We loved reading the heartwarming stories about special mementos that these young adults will be taking with them from home to help their college space feel comfortable,” said Dallas Tanner, founder and interim president of Invitation Homes.

Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) today announced the winning essays of its "There's No Place Like Home Scholarship” scholarship contest that asked high school seniors and college students to write about what they took – or are planning to take – to college to make their new environment feel like home and why the item is important to them. Each of the five winners will receive $1,000 toward college expenses.

“We loved reading the heartwarming stories about special mementos that these young adults will be taking with them from home to help their college space feel comfortable,” said Dallas Tanner, founder and interim president of Invitation Homes. “With everything from teddy bears to business cards, we see that ‘home’ is different for everyone and it’s special for all.”

Applicants were asked to submit an 800-word essay and were eligible to enter if he or she is a graduating high school senior or an enrolled freshman, sophomore or junior in college between the ages of 16 and 22. The contest received more than 700 submissions.

Highlights from the winning essays are below and the full essays can be found here.

  • Bryanna G., a college junior, entered an essay about a handwritten cookbook with family recipes she shares with her friends.
  • Sahara S., a high school senior, wrote about the stuffed bee that her grandmother gave her in Iran.
  • Autumn S., a college junior, wrote about the Improv Collective business cards that remind her of her found family.
  • Jessica T., a college freshman, wrote about a spotted teddy bear called Sweetdreams that helped her sleep as a child.
  • Trevor W., a college freshman, wrote about the letter his twin brother left him before enlisting in the Marines.

“We are especially pleased that one of our own Invitation Homes residents is among the winners,” Tanner said. “Jessica T. and her family have made an Invitation Homes house their home, and we’re delighted to offer this scholarship as she starts to call college home.”

About Invitation Homes
Invitation Homes is a leading owner and operator of single-family homes for lease, offering residents high-quality homes across America. With over 80,000 homes for lease in 17 markets across the country, Invitation Homes is meeting changing lifestyle demands by providing residents access to updated homes with features they value, such as close proximity to jobs and access to good schools. The company's mission statement, "Together with you, we make a house a home," reflects its commitment to high-touch service that continuously enhances residents' living experiences and provides homes where individuals and families can thrive.

Investor Relations Contact:
Greg Van Winkle
Phone: 844.456.INVH (4684)
Email: IR@InvitationHomes.com

Media Relations Contact:
Kristi DesJarlais
Phone: 972.421.3587
Email: Media@InvitationHomes.com

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