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.