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APT Scholarships

Since its inception in 2008, one of the GCAA Education Foundation's core objectives has been "to create a student scholarship fund that will provide financial assistance to rental housing employees in order for them to pursue national certification programs."

In September 2012, the GCAAEF created the Apartment Professional Training (APT) Scholarship Program. These scholarships provide full funding for GCAA-member apartment industry professionals to pursue the NAAEI Designation or Certification of their choice. Scholarship winners to date include:

2012: Falon Parker (CAPS) and Jennifer Poston (CAM)

2013: Jonathan Cheville (CAMT), Bendetta Hoyle (NALP), Auri Castro (CAM), and Dallas Green (CAPS)

2014: Brian Woods (CAPS), Jamie Pike (CAM), and Steven Outz (CAMT)

2015: Nicole Washington (NALP), Nick Durden (CAMT), Gilda Rolden (CAM)

2016: Brittany Duval (NALP), Teco Haymon (CAMT), and Brooke Bunting (CAM)

2017: Stephanie Hicks-Davis (NALP), Richard Schrodetzki (CAMT), Zach Swain (CAMT), Ricardo Lawson (CAM), Doug Little (CAPS)

2018: Alexander King (CAM), Magda Lorena Perez Saucea (CAM), Marissa Markham (CAM), Charley Gibson (CAPS), Bechard Walcott (CAMT)

2019: Matthew Whitley (CAMT), John Cillie (CAMT), Shane Raby (CAPS), Emily Miner (NALP), Meghan Vasquez (CAM)

Click the link below to start the application process.


Please direct any questions to Pat Dorcy at pat@greatercaa.org or 704.334.9511 x104.

Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship

In honor of former AANC President and apartment industry educator & icon Larry Cranford, the AANC established in March, 2013 a scholarship fund for members of affiliated local associations who plan to pursue one of the NAA's professional designations (NALP, CAM, CAMT, CAPS, or CAS). The scholarship will cover the entire cost of the recipient's preferred designation course. 

The Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Application  

Additional Details & Scholarship Application

NAA Offers Scholarships for CAM and CAPS Programs!

To increase diversity and inclusion in the rental housing profession, Alexandra Jackie, CAPS, CPM®, a Past Chair of the NAA and Past President of the NAAEI, established a scholarship fund in 2018 to provide professional development opportunities for the industry.

Winners will have course registration fees covered for two NAAEI credential: CAM & CAPS.

To be considered candidates must:

  • Complete an application form including a resume, personal statement and letter of reference from their supervisor or a senior-level employee at their company;
  • Be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender or a person with a disability; and
  • Be employed full-time as an early to mid-level apartment industry professional.

Application Deadline July 31.

Apply Today