Applications for Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Now Being Accepted

The Apartment Association of North Carolina is now accepting applications for the Larry Cranford Scholarship, which can be used to pay for any one of NAA’s designations. Those include National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS), Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) and Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS).

Deadline for submissions is May 8, 2015 and you can apply by filling out and returning the application which you can find at this link: 2015 Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship.

Here’s a little background about the scholarship:

The mission of the Scholarship is to foster the professional apartment industry education and career development potential of selected up-and-coming multi-family rental housing industry leaders in North Carolina.

It is named after long-time North Carolina apartment leader Larry Cranford. Larry was loved by many for his folksy ways, his absolute commitment to industry education, and his people skills. Larry taught apartment management and maintenance throughout North Carolina for some 25 years. Larry was the AANC President from 1996-1998.

Support Your Local Apartment Association and Vice Versa

In the October, 2013 issue of Units Magazine there’s a nice piece by a member of the Arizona Multihousing Association on the value of membership in local apartment associations.

 

Now surrounded by peers (AMA members) who had been in the industry longer, who had managed portfolios larger than ours and who had been influencing Fair Housing laws for years, I felt I was finally supported and armed for greater success in my profession.

The past six or seven years have been exciting. Flagstaff has grown and the inevitable competition has made its way to our little hamlet. I’m proud to say: We were not caught off guard. My time with the association has kept me aware of marketing and maintenance trends, saved me from exposing myself to undue legal liability and prepared me to hold my own with the “big boys.”

Of course we wholeheartedly agree that membership in a local association is a great benefit for any multifamily professional, but of course you should go read the entire article and see for yourself.