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AMA Scholarships

Julie Hurst and Steve Peters Education Fund

2020 application deadline to apply is May 15, 2020

The Julie Hurst and Steve Peters Education Fund provides post-secondary educational funding for the employees of a company that is a member in good standing of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) and their immediate family members. Immediate family members include children, spouse or dependent of a legal guardian.

Administered by the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), the Julie Hurst and Steve Peters Education Fund will distribute academic scholarships annually. The scholarships are for one year of undergraduate study for part-time and full-time students at an accredited college, trade/vocational school or university located in Arizona. Applicants may reapply in subsequent years to be considered for additional funding.

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In 2015, the Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation decided to create a scholarship fund to provide post-secondary educational funding for the employees of AMA member companies in good standing, and their immediate family members. The AMA Board of Directors decided to name the education fund in memoriam, honoring Julie Hurst, a Senior Vice President with Riverstone Residential. Julie served on the AMA Board of Directors until her passing in 2012. In 2017, the Arizona apartment industry lost another dear friend, Steve Peters, a Senior Portfolio Director with Shelton-Cook Real Estate Services. Steve’s accomplishments in our industry inspired the Board to rename the fund to include his name.

In 2019, the Julie Hurst and Steve Peters Education Fund scholarships were awarded to four recipients—Giselle Coll, Burke Wood, Madison Furnas, and Daniel Sinclair.

2020 Education Designation Scholarships

Access the 2020 applications at the bottom of this page

Arizona Multihousing Association believes in the importance and impact that continuing education has on a career. Our industry is dynamic and always changing! The best way to stay ahead and keep the competitive advantage is to keep yourself well educated and knowledgeable about industry trends, practices, technology, legislation and more.

The Arizona Multihousing Association supports our members who desire to pursue education by earning a professional designation from NAAEI. There is a significant investment of time and money, and not everyone has access to the funds or education budgets to make the pursuit of this training a reality, so we are proud to award over $7,000 in full and partial scholarships for our CAM, CAPS, and NALP programs. These scholarships make it possible for some members to earn a national property management credential, enhance their career, and pave a path for continued success in the multi-family industry.


These scholarships are made possible in part from the support of our Associate Members. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email Sarah Fluke at

To apply for 2020 Education Designation Scholarships, click the images below:

The deadline to submit the application has been extended to Monday March 9, 2020.