Wmccai Scholarship Essays

Calling All High School Seniors! 

The Scholarship Contest is open to all high school seniors graduating in May or June 2018 who reside in the WMCCAI service area (the immediate Washington metro area) and will be enrolled in the fall 2018 semester in a college, university, community college, or vocational school.  This is an excellent opportunity to win at least $1,000 to use toward post-secondary expenses such as tuition, books, laptops, etc.

The criteria required to enter includes:

  • Completed contest application along with A 500-700 word essay on the topic: How do you see your community best utilizing social media? Describe ways to implement social media in your community to tell a compelling story of a great place to live.  Include the potential pros and cons of using social media.
  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • A high school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor or community association leader in the community where the high school senior resides

Scholarship materials need to be submitted to WMCCAI no later than March 31, 2018.

Previous winners have represented a variety of public and private schools from both Maryland and Virginia.  Past winning scholarships have been at least $1,000, but the total scholarship amount awarded each year varies and is based on the generosity of the sponsors and the WMCCAI members who participate.  Last year’s scholarship winner won a $1,920 scholarship.

One common question received is whether a graduating high school senior could still apply even if they don’t live in a homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative.  The answer is yes!  All graduating high school seniors who submit the required materials for the Scholarship Contest will be considered.



The California North Chapter of C.A.I. has developed a Scholarship Program to assist its Individual Manager Members in obtaining the prestigious AMS and PCAM designations.  This program is administered by the Chapter's Education Committee and offers up to full course reimbursement for those managers meeting the scholarship criteria. 


As part of California North Chapter's commitment to foster vibrant, responsive, competent community associations, the Chapter is pleased to present the Scholarship Program.  This program is designed to assist Chapter member community managers in their pursuit of the management designations.

This program will be on-going and will provide reimbursement for Professional Management Development Program (PMDP) course work taken toward the CAI professional designations.  Annual Chapter budgets may vary with respect to the number of course reimbursements available. Maximum scholarship per PMDP course taken is $250. A member may apply for no more than 2 PMDP scholarships per year.

Program  Details


  1. Applicants must be a manager member of the California North Chapter of CAI.
  2. Applicants must be currently employed as a community association manager.
  3. This scholarship program will not reimburse applicants for the M-100 course.
  4. Applicants must have taken an eligible PMDP course and have documentation verifying attendance and passing grade for the course test.
  5. Applicants must have completed eligible PMDP course(s) within 12 months of submitting the application.


  1. Applications must be completed in its entirety.
  2. Application must be accompanied by documentation of attendance, passing grade for course test, and costs (see checklist on application form).
  3. All application materials must be submitted to the Education Committee through the office of the Chapter's Executive Director no later than July 15 of each year to be considered for that year's scholarship award.  Eligible PMDP course(s) must have been completed within 12 months of submitting the application.
  4. The Education Committee may determine that an essay is required in the event that there are more applications for scholarship awards than there are available funds. 
  5. The Education Committee will forward all applications with recommendations to the CAI-CNC Board of Directors, who will make the final determination on whether scholarships will be granted and the monetary value of such scholarships.

Scholarship application: Scholarship Application

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