AANC Scholarships

The Larry Cranford Scholarship Application will open in March 2020!

Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship | $1,000

The mission of the Scholarship is to foster the professional apartment industry education and career development potential of selected up-and-coming multi-family rental housing industry leaders in North Carolina. The scholarship will pay up to $1000 of the cost of the NAAEI Designation course. Any additional money owed would be the responsibility of the applicant. 

​It is named after long-time North Carolina apartment leader, Larry Cranford. Larry was loved by many for his folksy ways, his absolute commitment to industry education, and his people skills. Larry taught apartment management and maintenance throughout North Carolina for some 25 years. Larry was the AANC President from 1996-1998.


2019 Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Recipient| Eduardo Salazar

Congratulations to the 2019 Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Eduardo Salazar. Eduardo received the scholarship during the 2019 AANC Education & Legislative Conference in Raleigh, NC. He is pictured here receiving the scholarship from AANC President, Sherry Yarborough and WAA President, Amy Ritchy.


Past Scholarship Recipients

  • 2019: Eduardo Salazar | Northwood Ravin
  • 2018: Katelin Denkins, Southwood Realty
  • 2017: Terri Jones, Integral Management
  • 2016: Jessica Krantz, Tribute Properties
  • 2015: Ronisha Thomas, Greystar
  • 2014: Kelly Meldau, Burkely Communities
  • ​2013: Chauncey Brummel, Core Realty