NAHMA Educational Foundation 2020 Scholarship Application Period Closes

  • The application period for 2020 is now closed. Look for the list of recipients this fall.

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to worthy student residents in 2020. This year will be the 14th consecutive year that the foundation has made scholarships available. The deadline for completed applications is 10 p.m. Eastern on Friday, May 15. In 2019, over 70% of applicants filing a completed application received a scholarship.

Eligibility for the program requires that an applicant be a resident in good standing at an AHMA/NAHMA affiliated apartment community and be either a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5, a general equivalency diploma holder or a matriculated student with a minimum GPA of 2.3 at an accredited college or trade/technical school. 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 academic and/or professional references, an essay and a certification of residency in good standing form. A grade transcript through the fall 2019 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 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

Last year, the foundation awarded 109 scholarships totaling $272,500 to worthy student residents.

“The NAHMA Educational Foundation Board of Directors is excited to be releasing the scholarship application for the 14th consecutive year. We fully anticipate that each of our individual scholarships will be worth $2,500 again this year as we continue our endeavor to make our scholarships financially meaningful to resident recipients. Another goal for 2020, will be to expand our footprint to more states across the country. The foundation remains steadfast and unwavering in our sincere appreciation for the support of the program provided by our sponsors and donors that make it all possible,” Alice Fletcher, NAHMA Educational Foundation chairperson, said.

Please assist the foundation in promoting the scholarship program to your residents by downloading and sharing the promotional flyer. The foundation is hopeful that 2020 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

NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards 109 Scholarships

Alexandria, Va., Sept. 18, 2019 ― The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Educational Foundation has selected 109 student/residents to receive scholarships this year. 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 for scholarships for students pursuing their bachelor’s degree in property management.

“For the 13th consecutive year the foundation has been able to provide impactful financial assistance to worthy student/residents as they pursue higher education. Obviously, we are extremely proud of the fact that our $2,500 individual awards now total in excess of $1,685,000 over the life of the program. On behalf of the foundation’s board of directors, I want to express our gratitude to the scholarship committee for all of their hard work to review the applications and select the 2019 class of NAHMA scholars. We are also especially appreciative of all of our donors and sponsors for their steadfast and unwavering support which is the life line of the program,” NAHMA Educational Foundation chairperson, Alice Fletcher, 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.

This year’s class of NAHMA scholars comes from 23 different states and the District of Columbia, and represents 14 different regional Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs). To read the complete list of the 2019 scholars, click on the link: NAHMA Educational Foundation Awards 109 Scholarships.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, scholarship program administrator, at or at 215-262-4230.

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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