Online Scholarship Application Now Open

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The NAHMA Educational Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to worthy student residents in 2019. This year will be the 13th consecutive year that the foundation has made scholarships available. To access the application, visit https://nahma.communityforce.com. The deadline for completed applications is 10 p.m. Eastern on May 15.

Eligibility for the program requires that an applicant be a resident in good standing at an AHMA-affiliated apartment community and be either a high school senior with a minimum grade point average of 2.5, a general equivalency diploma holder or a matriculated student with a minimum grade point average of 2.3 at an accredited college or trade/technical school. New this year: the foundation will no longer accept applications from students in graduate-level programs.

The process requires applicants to complete the online application form, as well as provide two references, an essay and a certification of residency in good standing form. A grade transcript through the fall 2018 is also necessary and is the only application component sent via U.S. mail to the foundation. All necessary forms are provided within the web-based application at https://nahma.communityforce.com and no hard copies are needed.

Anyone with questions about the application process or the scholarship program in general should contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, NAHMA scholarship program administrator, at 215-262-4230 or at bjohnson@tmo.com.

Last year, the foundation awarded 64 scholarships worth a total of $160,000 to worthy student residents.

“The foundation is excited about the release of the 2019 application and is looking forward to continuing the outstanding legacy and tradition of awarding scholarships to residents. In our continuing attempt to make impactful awards the scholarships will again each be worth $2,500 in 2019. We are so appreciative of the steadfast and unwavering support of our donors and sponsors that make this outstanding program possible. Please encourage your eligible residents to take advantage of this fine program,” NAHMA Educational Foundation Chairperson Alice Fletcher said.

Please alert your residents about the scholarship program so that they can take advantage of the lengthy timeline that remains to complete their application. The foundation is hopeful that 2019 will bring in more completed applications than in any of the previous years the program has been in existence.

For more details on the mission of the NAHMA Educational Foundation and opportunities to support its work, contact Brenda Moser at brenda.moser@nahma.org.


NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards 64 Scholarships

Alexandria, Va., July 30, 2018 ― The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Educational Foundation has selected 64 student/residents to receive scholarships this year. There were more completed applications submitted this year than at any other time since the program’s inception in 2006.

Each individual scholarship is worth $2,500, and the total amount of scholarship money awarded this year is $162,000. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Real Estate Management Department at Virginia Tech.

With the money awarded in 2018, the grand total of scholarship money distributed over the 12-year history of the program now exceeds $1,400,000. This year’s class of NAHMA scholars come from 17 different states and the District of Columbia, and represents 13 different regional Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs).

“The foundation is again very pleased to be able to provide financial assistance to worthy residents for the 12th consecutive year. We are especially proud that for the sixth year in a row we have been able to award in excess of $135,000 dollars. The foundation board of directors would like to acknowledge the efforts of the scholarship committee that reviewed all of the applications and selected the winners. And, a special thanks goes out to all of our donors and sponsors without whom none of this would be possible,” Melissa Fish-Crane, NAHMA Educational Foundation chair, said.

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is very pleased to have been able to create this legacy supporting resident academic achievement for the betterment of communities across the country.

To read the complete list of 2018/2019 scholars, click on the link: NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards 64 Scholarships.


NAHMA Educational Foundation Sets Record Giving 130 Scholarships

Alexandria, Va., Aug. 11, 2017 ― The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Educational Foundation has selected 130 student/residents to receive scholarships this year. The program set records in 2017 with the number of applications filed, the number of complete applications received, the number of scholarships awarded, and the total amount of money to be distributed since the program’s inception in 2006.

Each individual scholarship is worth $2,500 and the total amount of money awarded this year is $325,000. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Real Estate Management Department at Virginia Tech.

With the money awarded in 2017, the grand total of scholarship money distributed over the 11-year history of the program now exceeds $1,250,000. This year’s class of NAHMA scholars comes from 25 different states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and represents 12 different regional Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs).

“The foundation is absolutely thrilled with this year’s selections. We are awarding 51 more scholarships than we did in 2016. A new record was established in just about every category of the program. And, we are especially delighted to have gone over the $1 million threshold in total money awarded over the life of the program. We want to congratulate each individual that was selected and commend them for their outstanding academic performance. The foundation also wants to express its sincere gratitude to all of our donors and sponsors, whose continuing generous donations, make this wonderful program possible!” Melissa Fish-Crane, NAHMA Educational Foundation chair, said.

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is very pleased to have been able to create this legacy supporting resident academic achievement for the betterment of communities across the country.

To read the complete list of 2017/2018 scholars, click on the link: NAHMA Educational Foundation Sets Record Giving 130 Scholarships.


NAHMA Foundation Brochure 2016

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is organized and operated exclusively as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Founded in October 1994, the NAHMA Educational Foundation works in tandem with its sister organization, the 501(c)(6) National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).

The mission of the NAHMA Educational Foundation is to assist residents of federally subsidized housing as they strive to enhance their lives, job opportunities and children’s futures. Its mission is also to enhance the livability and standing of communities managed by NAHMA member companies nationwide.

The objectives of the NAHMA Educational Foundation are:

  1. To engage in activities to make scholarships possible for students living in low-income housing
  2. To conduct a yearly poster art contest that allows children, seniors and adults with special needs living in affordable multifamily housing to submit artwork with a drug-free theme; every year the original artwork is auctioned off and all profits fund further scholarships through the foundation

Over the past few years, the NAHMA Educational Foundation has seen continued, steady growth in fundraising efforts to provide scholarships to residents of affordable housing communities. The foundation accepts tax deductible contributions at any time during the year. For more information, contact Brenda Moser at the NAHMA Educational Foundation at 703-683-8630, ext. 114.

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