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Annual Conference Education Scholarship


In honor of homeowner leader member Jerry Fien and his longstanding commitment to Community Associations Institute and our industry, CAI provides financial support for select homeowner leaders to attend the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition. CAI homeowner leaders who serve on the governing boards of their homeowners association or condominium community are eligible to apply for one of four scholarships to CAI's 2024 Annual Conference & Exposition: Community NOW May 8-11, in Las Vegas, Nev. Scholarship winners receive paid registration for the conference, plus up to $1,000 to cover travel and lodging expenses.

Four scholarships are awarded.

>>Access the online scholarship application.​

Learn more about the Annual Conference.​​


  • Applicant must be a CAI member in good standing and must have maintained membership for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Applicant must have served a minimum of one (1) full term on the board of his or her community association, and should not be otherwise employed within the community association field.
  • The scholarship must be used for the conference for which it is awarded.
  • Funds may be used only for documented travel, lodging, and meals directly related to the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition, and the scholarship winner must stay at the conference headquarters hotel.
  • Scholarship winners must attend the full conference.
  • Scholarship winners must be willing to meet with the Community Association Volunteers Committee during the conference.
  • Each scholarship winner must submit a written summary/report of his or her conference experiences within two weeks of the conference.
  • Only one scholarship per association per year will be awarded.
  • Only one scholarship per individual (lifetime) will be awarded.
  • Preference will be given to first-time attendees of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition.

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024​​. Recipients will be notified by March 15, 2024​.


Applications must include:

  • A current head-and-shoulders photo
  • Essay (500-word maximum) summarizing why you feel you should receive this scholarship, including:
          • How attendance at the conference will benefit your association and your interest in becoming more involved with CAI at the chapter or national level.
          • How you have demonstrated leadership through innovative accomplishments, leadership activities, and/or other positive involvement with your association.