AANC Scholarship

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.

The 2021 application submission window will open February 2021. 

2020 Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Recipient| Nicole Coschigano


Congratulations to the 2020 Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Nicole Coschigano, Property Manager at Sterling Glenwood Apartments (Grubb Properties)! The scholarship is named after long-time North Carolina apartment leader Larry Cranford, who was loved by many and his absolute commitment for industry education. The mission of the scholarship is to foster the professional apartment industry education and career development potential of selected up-and-coming multifamily rental housing industry leaders in North Carolina. Also, a big thank you to the Wilmington Apartment Association’s Board of Director’s for doing a wonderful and diligent job reviewing each application! 


Scholarship Recipients

  • 2020: Nicole Coschigano, Grubb Properties
  • 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