Scholarships

As a member of AFP – Greater Cleveland Chapter, you are eligible to receive educational scholarships and awards to assist in your professional development, to enhance your fundraising skills, and to serve your organization with increased commitment to our profession.

CLICK HERE for general scholarship criteria.

The following types of scholarships/awards are available:

(click scholarship title for more information)

AFP Membership
Deadline: None
Award: 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.


Chamberlain Scholarship for AFP International 2020 Conference
Deadline for application: October 31, 2019
Award: The AFP foundation offers every AFP chapter in accord for 2019 one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP International Conference on Fundraising


Founder’s Scholarship for AFP International Conference
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Award: Up to two (2) scholarships awarded in the amount of $800 towards registration and travel expenses.


“Next Gen” Scholarship for AFP International Conference
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Award: One (1) scholarship awarded in the amount of $1000.


Local Training Opportunities 
Deadline: 30 days before the conference date
Award: Up to 50% for local conferences hosted by the chapter.


Monthly Professional Development Programs
Deadline: 30 days before the program date
Award: Up to a $15 scholarship to cover monthly program costs.


Chapter Events/Meetings
Deadline: 30 days before the program date
Award: Up to 50% of the event fee.


Extended Professional Development Training
Deadline: Rolling
Award: Scholarships will be awarded for the CFRE Review Course, the CFRE Exam, or the CFRE renewal in the amount of $250 each.


Scholarships are awarded throughout the calendar year, unless otherwise noted.  Each scholarship has its own deadline, so please be sure to click on the individual scholarship link for more information.  Funds will be awarded until the deadline for the individual category is reached or until funds are depleted.  You have a greater chance of receiving a scholarship by applying earlier in the year.

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All fields on application are required. Incomplete applications will not be accepted

I was very honored and proud to participate in the AFP International Conference last April in New Orleans, LA as a Chamberlain Scholar Award recipient.  I had never attended an AFP international conference and this funding enabled me to do so.  Not only did I learn very practical skills regarding my daily fundraising responsibilities, I also networked with my colleagues from within and outside of the United States.  It is really humbling to learn about how others are tackling fundraising challenges and a good reminder that we are not alone in our daily tasks – there is always a colleague willing to offer guidance, tools and support.  I came back to Cleveland with some helpful information that I shared with my team. I also was able to reconnect with former co-workers that I had lost touch with over the years.  On top of all of that – I was able to soak up the New Orleans culture for the first time in my life – and that was an added bonus.

Thank you for this opportunity!

Beth Darmstadter, Director of Individual Giving, The MetroHealth Foundation
2018 Chamberlain Scholar Recipient

 


I am so grateful to the AFP Board for the Chamberlain Scholar Award, which enabled me to attend the AFP International Conference.

It was so great to meet and network with those in our profession from all over the world. I now have new friends in Australia, the UK, and Canada! Not to mention others from around the States.

It’s so easy to get bogged down and distracted by “other” non-fundraising tasks in our jobs, as well as pressures to meet metrics, manage office politics, etc. During my time at the AFPI Conference, I was able to open my mind and look at my role critically, creatively, and left feeling truly re-energized and excited about what we do.

Great ideas were exchanged and it was fascinating to see how fundraising works and breaks barriers outside of Cleveland and outside of healthcare. I learned so much and appreciated that there is always more to be learned and applied from other industries (i.e. marketing research, social theory and the private sector) in order to do our jobs and meet our donor’s needs more effectively.

jessica maloneIt was a true privilege to attend; I really did leave more inspired and more connected to the most important parts of our work – the elevation of our missions, and a genuine love for and duty to our donors.

Jessica Malone, Assistant Director of Development, Cleveland Clinic
2016 Chamberlain Scholar Recipient