CACM is dedicated to helping our manager members pursue the California-specific education they need to take their careers to the next level. CACM awards scholarships each year to manager members seeking financial assistance to realize their educational goals. 

Dan Kocal Scholarship

The Dan Kocal Scholarship recognizes individuals who exhibit outstanding character and leadership in the community management industry by covering full tuition for any one of CACMs Credentials (noted below).

All Dan Kocal Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year up until December 1. Applications are then reviewed by CACM’s senior team and one professional who exhibits outstanding character, ethics and leadership in the community management industry is chosen annually. Recipient is required to be available to accept the Dan Kocal Scholarship at their next local Law Seminar and Expo event (either in Northern or Southern CA depending on where they reside).

In 2015, the industry lost one of its most influential leaders: Dan Kocal, CCAM. In memory of Dan and his commitment to professionalizing our industry, CACM has established the Dan Kocal Scholarship, which will offer full tuition for manager members pursuing one of CACMs credentialing programs, including:

the Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®), the Community Association Financial Management (CAFM®) certification, a Specialty Certificate & Designation (in one or more of these areas of association management; Portfolio, Large Scale, High Rise, New Development, Commercial & Industrial CID Management and Age Restricted Active Adult Management) or the Master of Community Association Management (MCAM®) certification.

Download the Dan Kocal Scholarship Application for more information. 

Education Scholarships

CACM scholarships are available for courses and events on a limited basis for members in need of financial assistance.

CACM Education Scholarships are available to manager members for individual courses and events. Education Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds, as well as the applicant’s financial need, career and educational aspirations and goals, and employer’s policy for payment and/or reimbursement of tuition funds.

Approved applicants will receive a scholarship for one course or event per calendar year. Scholarships are not available for the following offerings: CMM130 Ethics for Community Managers, LDR500 Advanced Ethics: Leadership & Decision Making, and Regional Forums.

Download the Education Scholarship Application for more information.

For more information on CACM scholarships or the application process, contact (949) 916-2226, ext. 319 or