NAHMA Educational Foundation Accepting 2017 Scholarship Application
The application period for the 2017 scholarship is now closed. The next application cycle will open in early 2018.
The NAHMA Educational Foundation is accepting 2017 applications for scholarships to be awarded to worthy student residents. This year will be the 11th consecutive year that the foundation has made scholarships available. To access the application, visit https://nahma.communityforce.com. It can also be found on the NAHMA website at www.nahma.org then clicking on the Educational Foundation icon. Eligibility for the program requires that an applicant be a resident in good standing at an AHMA-affiliated multifamily community and be either a high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA or a matriculated student with a minimum 2.3 GPA at an accredited community college, college, university or trade/technical school.
The process requires applicants to complete an online application form, two references, an essay and a certification of residency in good standing form. A current grade transcript 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2007, the foundation awarded 22 scholarships worth a total of $22,000 and last year 79 scholarships were awarded worth $197,500. Additionally, $2,000 was donated to the Real Estate Management Department at Virginia Tech. Through the 10-year history of the program, more than $931,500 worth of scholarships have been provided to accomplished student residents. 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.
“The award history of the scholarship program demonstrates an impressive and progressive history of support for NAHMA scholars looking to continue their education. The foundation is hopeful that we can again increase the number of awards and the total amount of money being distributed while maintaining our individual award amount of $2,500 per recipient in 2017. With the ever escalating cost of higher education, our scholarships can have a positive financial impact on our residents that are pursuing their educational goals,” said NAHMA Educational Foundation Chairperson Melissa Fish-Crane during a recent foundation meeting.
The deadline for completed applications is 10 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 31. 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 2017 will bring in more completed applications than in any of the previous 10 years the program has been in existence.
NAHMA Educational Foundation Names 79 Scholars
The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Educational Foundation has selected 79 student/residents to receive scholarships this year.
“The NAHMA foundation was very pleased with the strong application response that was received in 2016 and the outstanding overall quality of the applications we received. Our ability to fund these awards is a direct result of the generous and continuing support of our many donors. The foundation is truly grateful to each and every donor for their support,” NAHMA foundation chairperson, Melissa Fish-Crane, said at the foundation dinner June 15.
Each individual scholarship is worth $2,500 and the total amount of money awarded this year is $197,500. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Real Estate Management Department at Virginia Tech. This year’s NAHMA scholars are from 23 different states and represent 13 different Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs). The scholarship program received more completed applications this year than in any of the previous 10 years the program has been in existence.
Over the life of the program, more than $931,500 worth of scholarships have been provided to worthy student/residents. 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 2016/2017 scholars, click on the link: NAHMA Educational Foundation Names 79 Scholars.
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.