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NAHMA Educational Foundation Sets Record Giving 130 Scholarships

Alexandria, Va., Aug. 11, 2017 - The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)'s Educational Foundation has selected 130 student/residents to receive scholarships this year. 

The program set records in 2017 with the number of applications filed, the number of complete applications received, the number of scholarships awarded, and the total amount of money to be distributed since the program's inception in 2006.
 
Each individual scholarship is worth $2,500 and the total amount of money awarded this year is $325,000. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Real Estate Management Department at Virginia Tech.
 
With the money awarded in 2017, the grand total of scholarship money distributed over the 11-year history of the program now exceeds $1,250,000. This year's class of NAHMA scholars comes from 25 different states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and represents 12 different regional Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs).
 
"The foundation is absolutely thrilled with this year's selections. We are awarding 51 more scholarships than we did in 2016. A new record was established in just about every category of the program. And, we are especially delighted to have gone over the $1 million threshold in total money awarded over the life of the program. We want to congratulate each individual that was selected and commend them for their outstanding academic performance. The foundation also wants to express its sincere gratitude to all of our donors and sponsors, whose continuing generous donations, make this wonderful program possible!" Melissa Fish-Crane, NAHMA Educational Foundation chair, 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.
 
The 2017/2018 scholars, including their community, management company, school, grade and major, are listed according to their AHMA.

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Daeja Coleman
Valley Garden Apartments, Huntsville, Ala.
Oxford Properties Inc.
University of North Alabama, Florence, Ala.
Freshman
Major: Undeclared
 
Ciara Leslie
Valley Garden Apartments, Huntsville, Ala.
Oxford Properties Inc.
Calhoun Community College, Decatur, Ala.
Sophomore
Major: Undeclared
 
Shania Etah
Valley Garden Apartments, Huntsville, Ala.
Oxford Properties Inc.
Calhoun Community College, Decatur, Ala.
Freshman
Major: Nursing
 
Destiny McCain
Cedars Green, Anniston, Ala.
SPM Property Management
Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala.
Junior
Major: Accounting
Kaleshia Ford
Royal Lane Apartments, Clinton, N.C.
Westminster Company
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, N.C.
Senior
Major: Psychology
 
Jordae Perkins-Hood
Viridian, Lenoir, N.C.
CAHEC
Kings College, Charlotte, N.C.
Freshman
Major: Graphic Design
 
Erica Grier
Pine Village, Pine Mountain, Ga.
CAHEC
U.S Career Institute, Fort Collins, Colo.
Freshman
Major: Pharmacy Technician
 
Ari Polydore
Estate Grove Place, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands
Community Realty Management
University of Virgin Islands-St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Sophomore
Major: Computer Science
 
Darishia Howell
Battery Heights Apartments, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Lookout Property Management Inc.
Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sophomore
Major: Psychology
 
Destini Presley
Abbey Lane Apartments, Winter Haven, Fla.
Interstate Realty Management Company
Polk State College, Winter Haven, Fla.
Freshman
Major: Nursing
 
Terell Jackson
Oxford Townhouses, Huntsville, Ala.
Oxford Properties Inc.
Athens State University, Athens, Ala.
Senior
Major: Management
 
Shameka Turpin
Abbey Lane Apartments, Winter Haven, Fla.
Interstate Realty Management Company
Ridge Technical College, Winter Haven, Fla.
Graduate Student
Major: Nursing
 
Justin Jones
Bailey Lane Apartments, Vanceboro, N.C.
Westminster Company
East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
Senior
Major: Criminal Justice
 
Allijahjuan Wade
Leawood Apartments, Lexington, Miss.
Tesco Properties
Hinds Community College, Raymond, Miss.
Freshman
Major: Undeclared

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, scholarship program administrator, atbjohnson@tmo.com or at 215-262-4230.
 
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.
 
 
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Media Contact
Jennifer Jones, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
National Affordable Housing Management Association
703-683-8630, ext. 100
jjones@nahma.org
 

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