John L. Carroll Memorial Scholarship for Small Agencies

About John L. Carroll 

John began his career at NAHRO in 1980 as an intern while he was completing his Bachelor's degree 
in urban planning at George Washington University. He received his bachelor's degree in 1981. He permanently 
joined the staff  as a Community Development Assistant in June 1981, remaining in the Housing and
Community Development Services Division until 1986. At that time, he became Director of Training and 
Development, with responsibility for overseeing the development, updating, and scheduling of NAHRO's 
various training programs. During his tenure in this position, NAHRO's training programs increased significantly
in number and scope. One innovation suggested by Mr. Carroll and adopted by the Board of Governors was
a limited number of scholarships for staff of small agencies to attend NAHRO trainings.

John was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and graduated from the Worcester Academy in 1975. He was listed
in "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1986. He lived in Alexandria, VA where he was active in a number of
civic and service organizations. John passed away in December 1991.

The John L. Carroll Memorial Scholarship

Expressly for small agencies, the John L. Carroll Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993. Each awarded scholarship will cover the tuition of one NAHRO Professional Development live seminar or online course registration.  A maximum of 5 scholarships will be awarded during each application period.

Application Process:

  • The agency must be a current member of National NAHRO

  • The agency must have no more than 550 combined HCV-assisted and/or Public Housing (current or RAD-converted) units. 

  • The agency must submit the online application before the scheduled deadline.

  • The agency may apply for only one scholarship per application period. 

  • All scholarship applications are reviewed by the national NAHRO Professional Development Committee. 

  • Award winners will be notified after the selections have been finalized. It is not necessary to know the location or date of a specific training product. NAHRO training programs are held throughout the continental United States. Please see the Training Calendar for a complete list of seminar dates and locations.

CLOSED: 2019 applications

OPEN2020 online application

Note: The Spring 2020 application period will close at 5pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 


For more information please contact the NAHRO Professional Development team at (877) 866-2476 or