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20 in Their Twenties

20 in their Twenties Scholarship

NAA’s 20 in Their Twenties celebrates the best and brightest in the rental housing industry. They are individuals who are 29 years or younger that have made great professional achievements in their career and have the potential to go far. 

In its second year, 20 up-and-coming rental housing professionals will be selected to join the Class of 2020 and receive complimentary registration and housing to attend Apartmentalize in Boston, June 17 – 19. Interested in applying or know someone worthy of this honor? Checkout the criteria for this scholarship opportunity below.

Award Criteria
  • NAA membership is not required.
  • Must be 29 years or younger on June 17, 2020.
  • Must be employed full time in the rental housing industry.
  • Demonstration of making a meaningful impact at the workplace.
    Award Benefits
    • Complimentary registration, three (3) nights of housing and round-trip airfare for Apartmentalize in June.
    • Recognition at Apartmentalize in June and in units magazine.
    • Recognition as part of NAA’s Class of 2020 20 in their Twenties on the Apartmentalize website.
    • Invitation to exclusive Happy Hour for all 20 in their Twenties winners.
    • Assigned an industry leader (ambassador) who will be able to guide you through Apartmentalize and help with any questions you may have, both pre-conference and onsite.
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      Selection Process
      • Applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be selected by an NAA Task Force.
      • Candidates will be selected based on the following:
        • Content and Quality of Video (30%)
        • Quality of Overall Written Application (20%)
        • Innovative Ideas (15%)
        • Demonstration of Leadership (15%)
        • Career Goal (10%)
        • References (10%)
      • A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected.
      • Individuals selected for the Class of 2020 will be notified with a phone call from a member of the selection committee no later than March 6.
      • Applicants not selected will be notified via email no later than March 6.
      Contact Information

      For scholarship and application information, please contact Sara Keene, Director of Member Programs at NAA.

      Apply Now

      NAA is now accepting nominations through Friday, February 14 at 5 p.m. ET. Honorees will be selected in March and will be featured in units magazine.

      Meet the Class of 2019

      Taylor Alford   Stephen Colvin   Eric Davis

      Taylor Alford
      Marketing Representative
      Matrix Residential


      Stephen Colvin
      Digital Marketing Manager
      Maganement Services Corporation


      Eric Davis
      Leasing Manager
      Bell Partner

      Jesse Debord   Eric Domino   Lauren Ebstein

      Jesse Debord
      Talent Acquisition Specialist
      Cascade Management, Inc.


      Eric Domino
      Chief Operating Officer
      Smart Apartment Solutions


      Lauren Ebstein
      Sales Coordinator

      Jessica Fowler    Jonah Guttman   Kristin Hahn

      Jessica Fowler
      Community Director
      Weidner Apartment Homes


      Jonah Guttman
      Systems and Training Manager
      HILLS Properties


      Kristin Hahn
      Traveling Leasing Manager
      Cardinal Group Management

      Justine Hammack   Maggie Hobbs   Mackenzie Holmes

      Justine Hammack
      Community Manager


      Maggie Hobbs
      Property Manager
      North American Properties


      Mackenzie Holmes
      Leasing and Marketing Professional
      Hankin Apartments

      Tiffani Kettoman   Gray Lane   Ashlee Partin

      Tiffani Kettoman
      Community Manager
      Tribute Properties-Ashton Woods Apartments


      Gray Lane
      Digital Marketing Strategist
      JMG Realty, Inc.


      Ashlee Partin
      Account Executive
      Affinity Waste Solutions

      Emma Taylor Stancil   Kate Ternosky   Adrian Tomala

      Emma Taylor Stancil
      Leasing Professional
      Ascend Communities LLC – The Roseberry


      Kate Ternosky
      Leasing Manager
      Highmark Residential


      Adrian Tomala
      Property Manager- IT and Marketing Strategist
      Reinsch Companies

      Danielle Tuel   Duy Vu

      Danielle Tuel
      Assistant Manager
      The Star


      Duy Vu
      Marketing and Sales Training Manager
      Land & Co. Apartments