NAAEI Alexandra Jackiw Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

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Scholarship Information

To increase diversity, equity and inclusion as people progress along their career paths, Alexandra Jackiw, CAPS, CPM®, a Past Chair of NAA, Past President of NAAEI, life-long learner and industry educator has established a scholarship fund to provide professional development opportunities for members of racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ groups, people/persons with disabilities and veterans/active members of the military.

The NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) and NAA believe that a growing and innovative rental housing industry must employ a workforce that reflects our resident population.

The Alexandra Jackiw Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship will be awarded to industry professionals each year who are ready to advance their careers through NAAEI credentials. Recipients will have course registration fees covered for these NAAEI credential programs:

To be considered for the Alexandra Jackiw Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship Program, candidates are required to submit a completed online application form, work history, a personal statement, and a letter of reference from their supervisor or a senior level employee at their company.

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2023 Alex Jackiw DE&I Scholarship Recipients

The much-anticipated announcement was made on September 13, 2023 (view press release). Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship: 

  • Lana Christensen, Property Resources Group, Fargo, ND
  • Judith Cuatecontzi, The Life Properties, Indianapolis, IN
  • Andrew Sedillo, The Bella Group, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Ruthie Woodard, University Partners, Dallas, TX
  • Angela Maples, Cushman & Wakefield, Atlanta, GA


June 6, 2024: Applications Open

July 30, 2024: Applications Due

August 5-19, 2024: Application Review & Interviews Conducted (if needed)

August 30, 2024: NAA's DE&I Committee Approves Final Awardees

September 9, 2024: Applicants Notified