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.
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:
- To engage in activities to make scholarships possible for students living in low-income housing
- 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. 112.