Conference & Training Scholarships

Chamberlain Scholarship for AFP International 2018 Conference

The Chamberlain Scholarship program honors Ralph E. Chamberlain, CFRE. Mr. Chamberlain had a long and distinguished career of service to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), beginning in the 1960s when the organization was formed as the National Society of Fund Raisers (NSFR), through the late 1970s when the name was changed to the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE), and until his death in 1999. Mr. Chamberlain’s dedication to the organization we now know as AFP never faltered in his long volunteer career with the Association. Because of his long-time support of the Foundation’s annual fund and generous planned gift, the AFP Board of Directors renamed their Conference Scholar Program in 2000 to honor Mr. Chamberlain’s memory and commitment to the Association.

The AFP foundation offers every AFP chapter in accord for 2017 one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP International Conference on Fundraising in New Orleans in 2018. The scholarship is available to individuals who have never attended an AFP international conference. Chapters are encouraged to promote the Chamberlain Scholarship program locally.

Complete information can be found here on the AFP website. Note: you must be logged in to access this page. If you have trouble logging in, please contact Membership Services at (800) 666-3863.

Name: Chamberlain Scholarship
Number of Scholarships Available: 1
Deadline for application: October 31, 2017

Requirements to apply:

Requirement after award:

  • The Chamberlain scholarship recipient must provide proof of attendance and receipts for all registration fees, travel and associated expenses up to the scholarship amount, prior to reimbursement.
  • The recipient will also write a report for the chapter about the conference experience.

“Next Gen” Scholarship for AFP International Conference

The Next Generation Scholarship is to engage young professionals (30 and under, at the time of the application) who are exploring philanthropy and building their fundraising careers.

Deadline: October 30, 2016.

Awards: One (1) scholarship awarded in the amount of $1000.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Be a member for at least 1 year
  • Have never attended an AFP International Conference
  • Have never received an AFP International Conference Chamberlain Scholarship of The Founder’s Scholarship for the AFP International Conference from the Greater Cleveland Chapter.
  • Must provide proof of age. Candidate must be under age 30 at the time the application is submitted.


Reimbursement Requirements:  Awardee will attend the “First Timer’s” Orientation Session breakfast at the conference and remain through the last session.

Requirement after Award: Write and submit a report to the Scholarship Chair that may be used in AFP materials, website or newsletter.



For more information or questions regarding the application process, please contact Jessica Ford, Scholarship Chair, at