NAHMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Applications Is Now Closed

The application period for 2023 is now closed. Those chosen to receive a scholarship will be notified over the summer.
The next scholarship application period will open in the first quarter of 2024.

The 2023 NAHMA Educational Foundation scholarship season is open, and the digital application is now available online. The application has been revised to make it more user-friendly and to secure more completed submissions. This will be the 17th consecutive year the foundation will make scholarships available to worthy student residents. The deadline for completed applications is 10 p.m. Eastern on May 12.

In 2022, the foundation awarded 96 student-residents scholarships. Each scholarship is worth $3,500; the total scholarship money awarded last year was $336,000. More than 75% of eligible applicants have received scholarships.

Eligibility for the program requires that an applicant be a resident in good standing at an AHMA- or NAHMA- member multifamily community and be either a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5; or a high school equivalency diploma holder or matriculated college student with a minimum GPA of 2.3 at an accredited community college, college, university, or trade/technical school. Applications from students in graduate-level programs are not accepted.

The required application components include an application form, one reference, an essay, and a certification of residency in good standing form. Additionally, an official grade transcript showing courses taken and grades awarded through the fall semester of the 2022/2023 school year is also required, and it is the only component submitted to the foundation via mail. All necessary forms are provided within the web-based software.

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

“We encourage application from any resident of an AHMA-member community who is a high school senior, holds a high school diploma, or a high school equivalency diploma holder and intends to continue, or begin, their pursuit in higher education this year. Higher education includes attendance at an accredited college, university, community college, trade/professional school, or institute. We invite all who are eligible to apply for the scholarship grants to be awarded in 2023,” said NAHMA Educational Foundation Chairperson Alicia Stoermer Clark. “The NAHMA Educational Foundation is one of only a few of its type in the nation. We are very proud of the impact the scholarship program has made in the lives of many from our AHMA-member affordable housing communities.”

For more details on the NAHMA Educational Foundation’s mission and opportunities to support its work, contact Brenda Moser at


NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards 96 Scholarships

The NAHMA Educational Foundation has selected 96 student residents to receive scholarships this year. Each scholarship is worth $3,500; the total scholarship money awarded for 2022 is $336,000. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech for scholarships for students pursuing their bachelor’s degree in property management.

“The NAHMA Educational Foundation is very proud to be making scholarship awards for the 16th consecutive year to students attending various community colleges, universities, and trade/technical schools throughout the country. The recipients are all high-functioning students studying everything from accounting to veterinary science. As a result of the steadfast and unwavering support of our donors and sponsors, the foundation was able to award impactful financial assistance to this year’s NAHMA scholars,” said Alicia Stoermer Clark, NAHMA Educational Foundation chairperson.

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

This year’s class of NAHMA scholars comes from 17 different states and represents 12 regional Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs). The 2022 scholars, including their community, management company, school, grade, and major, are listed according to their AHMA. To read the complete list of the scholars, click on the link: NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards 96 Scholarships. The scholars, including their community, management company, school, grade, and major, are listed according to their AHMA.

For additional information about the NAHMA Scholarship Program, please contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson at


NAHMA Foundation Brochure 2019

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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