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.

NAA’s CAMnesty Program

Attention all of you folks who have taken the CAM designation course since 2006 and did not complete the project or exam to actually earn your designation – NAA has some good news for you as outlined in this piece on the NAA blog:

Our CAMnesty program gives people that opportunity. People who since 2006 have completed all of the CAM requirements but the community analysis or the exam can now pay a fee, complete a new course module and take the exam to complete their professional designation…

You can learn more about the CAMnesty program online, or you can contact your local affiliate. An article in the August 2013 issue of UNITS Magazine also highlights the program.