The CAI Nevada Chapter PCAM Scholarship Fund was designed to afford financial assistance to those community managers who desire to take the classes that will help them achieve the PCAM designation.
The classes you need to take for the PCAM are the same as the ones for the CMCA and the AMS designations.
The first level is the M-100. If you take and pass the M-100, and then take and pass the CMCA test, you become a CMCA.
There are six 200-level courses. If you take and pass one of these courses (and are already a CMCA), you can apply for the AMS designation.
After you take and pass all six 200-level courses, have your CMCA and AMS designations, have been managing for at least 5 years, you can apply to take the Case Study. To be approved for the Case Study, you must also have a total of 150 points - points are assigned for such things as attendance at CAI events, writing articles, participation on a CAI committee, teaching courses, college courses, etc.
Once you are approved for the Case Study, you can enroll in a Case Study. The Case Study includes at least two days at an association, where you interview the board, the manager, the attorney, the accountant, insurance agent, etc. You are then sent home with a set of 'essay questions' - you have 30 days to answer the questions and get them back to CAI. This application will require an essay, supporting why the Nevada Chapter PCAMs should select you to receive the scholarship, and your goals for contributions you plan to make to this industry once you receive your PCAM® designation.
Applicants are also required to submit with their application a recommendation letter from their employer and a resume.
Once you have this ready, click below to submit an application for the scholarship.