California Association of Community Managers


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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
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 CACM’s 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.

The Dan Kocal Scholarship will recognize professionals who exhibit outstanding character, ethics and leadership in the community management industry.

Download the Dan Kocal Scholarship Application for more information.

Education Scholarships
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.

Download the Education Scholarship Application for more information.

For more information on CACM scholarships or the application process, contact (949) 916-2226, ext. 320 or


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