Scholarship Application Now Available Online

The NAHMA Educational Foundation kicked off the scholarship season by releasing the 2021 scholarship application on Jan. 15, 2021. This will be the 15th consecutive year that the foundation will be making scholarships available to worthy student residents.

“The NAHMA Educational Foundation Board of Directors is so very appreciative of the continuing generosity of our many donors during these difficult times. Their support will allow the foundation to continue making $2,500 individual awards in 2021. So please encourage your residents to apply for a scholarship this year,” NAHMA Educational Foundation Chairperson, Alice Fletcher, said when the application was released in January. In 2020, the foundation awarded 108 scholarships worth a total of $270,000.

Applicants can access the application by going to or visiting and clicking on the Educational Foundation icon. The application is digital and must be filed online. The deadline for completed applications is May 15, at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

The criteria for a completed application and the selection criteria remain the same as they have been for the past several years. 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 grade point average of 2.5, a general equivalency diploma holder or a matriculated student with a minimum grade point average of 2.3 at an accredited college or trade/technical school. Applications from students in graduate-level programs will not be accepted.

The required application components include an application form, two references, an essay, and a certification of residency in good standing form. Additionally, a grade transcript—due to COVID-19 considerations, an unofficial grade transcript will be acceptable—showing grades through the fall 2020 semester and is the only component submitted to the foundation via U.S. mail. All of the other required forms are provided within the web-based software; hence, no hard copies are needed.

The foundation urges you to promote the scholarship program and how to access the application to your residents. Please encourage them to get started on completing an application. More than enough time remains between now and the May 15 deadline for a resident to submit a completed application. Last year, nearly 80% of applicants filing a completed application received a scholarship. It is time well spent for any eligible good student to apply.

The NAHMA Scholarship Program has established a proud legacy of providing financial assistance to student residents attending post-secondary school. Help the foundation help your residents by making them aware of this terrific program!

NAHMA Educational Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Educational Foundation has selected 108 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 $270,000. 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 14th 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 $1,955,000 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 2020 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 20 different states and the District of Columbia, and represents 13 different regional Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs). The 2020/2021 scholars, including their community, management company, school, grade and major, are listed according to their AHMA. To read the complete list of the 2020 scholars, click on the link: NAHMA Educational Foundation Announces 2020 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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