AFP Membership Scholarships


AFP Cleveland offers partial scholarship assistance to help development professionals join or renew their lapsed membership. Applicants must demonstrate that there is a need for scholarship funding and a desire to join AFP as an active member. There is an expectation that all scholarship winners will serve on a committee.  Scholarship recipients can become active by serving on one of the following committees: Communication, Membership, National Philanthropy Day, Professional Development, or Resource Development.



It is our goal to help as many people as possible.  Scholarship awards are targeted to cover 50% of the costs for international fee and the local fee.  If your circumstances would require a different award amount, you are encouraged to apply for consideration.

Professional Memberships are eligible for funding.

There is no deadline to apply for the membership scholarships and scholarships will be awarded throughout the year as funds are available.  Candidates will be notified within 45 days of application.

For more information or questions regarding the application process, please contact Sam Smith, Scholarship Chair, at or