INDUSTRY AWARDS/ SCHOLARSHIPS
The Donna Derden Education Scholarship
Every year the AAGD Education Foundation provides scholarships to worthy NAAEI designation students. This scholarship fund provides professionals in the multi-family industry with financial assistance toward professional growth through the NAAEI designation program. Competition for these scholarships is based on financial need and a commitment to earning the designation.
The AAGD Education Foundation will agree to reimburse the total cost of the certificate program NALP, CAM, CAS, CAPS, CAMT for the candidates that meet the financial requirements, completed the online application by the deadline and have completed and passed all requirements of the designation they are enrolled in. Deadline for applications is November 1st.
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We cannot continue to build our future without the foundation
Anthony V. Pusateri Apartment Career Promotion Fund
The Pusateri Family has designated a memorial fund in Tony’s name. The NAAEI Anthony V. Pusateri Apartment Career Promotion Fund will support the programs and initiatives that Tony was so passionate about. This fund will be used to promote apartment leasing, maintenance and management careers to high school and college students, military veterans, military spouses and career changers.
Spouses of military members are also strong candidates for careers in the apartment industry because of its high degree of career portability. When military families are transferred, civilian spouses who have a career in the apartment industry often have an easy time finding another job in the industry. In fact, now that most military housing is privatized, military spouses can even be employed in leasing, maintenance and management positions on base.
This in mind AAGD is proud to feature the MYCAA program. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program is a career development and employment assistance program sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD). MyCAA helps military spouses pursue a license, certificate, certification or Associate’s Degree necessary for gainful employment in a high demand, high growth portable career field and occupation.
The MyCAA program provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance with up to $2,000 a year to eligible military spouses for education and training. Approved National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) designation programs are:
• National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)
• Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)
• Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT)