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NAHMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Available Online

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Alexandria, Va., Jan. 16, 2019 ― The NAHMA Educational Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to worthy student residents in 2019. This year will be the 13th 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 by clicking on the Educational Foundation link under the About Us tab.

The deadline for completed applications is 10 p.m. Eastern on Friday, May 15.

Eligibility for the program requires that an applicant be a resident in good standing at an AHMA- 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. New this year: 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 references, an essay and a certification of residency in good standing form. A grade transcript through the fall 2018 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 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 bjohnson@tmo.com.

Last year, the foundation awarded 64 scholarships worth a total of $160,000 to worthy student residents.

“The foundation is excited about the release of the 2019 application and is looking forward to continuing the outstanding legacy and tradition of awarding scholarships to residents. In our continuing attempt to make impactful awards the scholarships will again each be worth $2,500 in 2019. We are so appreciative of the steadfast and unwavering support of our donors and sponsors that make this outstanding program possible. Please encourage your eligible residents to take advantage of this fine program,” NAHMA Educational Foundation Chairperson Alice Fletcher said.

Please alert your residents about the scholarship program so that they can take advantage of the lengthy timeline that remains to complete their application. A downloadable promotional flyer is available on the foundation webpage. The foundation is hopeful that 2019 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 brenda.moser@nahma.org.

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 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. For more information, visit http://www.nahma.org/about/educational-foundation.

Renee Reithel