Scholarships awarded to selected CAI members to help fund the cost of attending Community Now, CAI’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition.

Falls Church, VA – (RealEstateRama) — Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, announced the opening period for scholarship applications to attend Community Now, CAI’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 15–18, in Orlando, Fla.

In honor of CAI member Jerry Fien’s long-standing commitment to homeowner involvement within CAI, the organization annually provides financial support for select homeowner leaders to attend the annual conference and exposition. CAI homeowner members who serve on the governing board of their homeowners association, condominium community, or housing cooperative are eligible to apply for one of four scholarships to CAI’s Annual Conference. Each scholarship includes free conference registration and up to $1,000 to cover travel and lodging expenses. The application deadline is Jan. 25.

The annual event brings together nearly 2,000 community association homeowners, managers, management company executives, association board members, and business professionals serving the 344,500 condominium, co-ops, and community associations in the U.S. and millions more worldwide. Applicants must be CAI members in good standing and must have served one full term on the board of a homeowners association or condominium. Employees of companies that do business in the community association field are not eligible.

The three-day conference kicks off with keynote speaker Peter Sheahan, best-selling author and Founder and CEO of Karrikins Group (formerly ChangeLabs) who is internationally known for captivating audiences around the globe as the architect of dozens of powerful human resource strategies for organizations large and small. The Annual Conference also includes more than 30 education sessions and an exposition hall featuring hundreds of trusted product and service providers at the largest international community association show in the world.

“CAI’s Annual Conference is the premier event for industry leaders to gather, share ideas, and network with community association peers from around the world,” says Thomas M. Skiba, CAE, CAI’s chief executive officer. “Each year, we’re proud to offer scholarships to our volunteer homeowner leader members to ensure they can experience the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on education to help them better understand the scope of responsibility that comes with serving on a community association board.”

CAI’s membership of nearly 40,000 includes volunteer homeowner leaders who serve on their association boards in homeowners associations (HOAs), condominium communities, and cooperatives, as well as community management professionals and business partners serving these communities.

For complete details, application requirements, and access to the scholarship application, visit To apply, complete the application by Friday, Jan. 25. Scholarship winners will be notified by March 1.


About Community Associations Institute
Since 1973, Community Associations Institute (CAI) has been the leading provider of resources and information for homeowners, volunteer board leaders, professional managers, and business professionals in 344,500 homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-ops in the United States and millions of communities worldwide. With nearly 40,000 members, CAI works in partnership with 36 legislative action committees and 64 affiliated chapters within the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in several other countries, including Australia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. A global nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization, CAI is the foremost authority in community association management, governance, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in community associations that are preferred places to call home. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @caisocial.

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