AFP Eastern PA Chapter Scholarships

AFP IDEA Champion Membership Scholarship

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern PA Chapter seeks to achieve a broad representation of experience, perspective, opinion, and culture through Chapter members. In pursuit of its mission and to help development professionals to increase their knowledge and skills, the Eastern PA chapter offers an annual IDEA Champion Membership Scholarship. The scholarship award covers the cost of a one-year membership. Recipient is required to serve on a committee of their choice, and we encourage the recipient to continue this commitment the following year if possible.

Applications close October 15, 2023.





Use this online form to apply.

Upload your corresponding scholarship documents here.

AFP Foundation Chamberlain Scholarship

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy annually awards one Chamberlain Scholarship to each AFP chapter for an individual to attend the prestigious AFP International Conference. The scholarship is named for Ralph Chamberlain, who was instrumental in starting the Association of Fundraising Professionals organization.

The Chamberlain Scholarship is designed to help individuals serving nonprofit organizations develop their knowledge and skill in fundraising. The scholarship supports first-time attendance to the AFP International Conference - a place to gain insight from industry and world leaders, and a chance to learn breakthrough fundraising tactics.

The 2024 AFP ICON will be announced soon! This conference includes more than 100 education sessions to choose from, inspiring keynote speakers, and will host thousands of fellow fundraisers to network with. You could be one!

Details of the 2024 AFP ICON will be updated by October 2023.

Applications close October 15, 2023.

Use this form to apply.

Download the Endorsement form here.

Submit your Endorsement form here.

AFP Diverse Communities Scholarship

A Joint Strategic Initiative of AFP and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy offers an annual Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend AFP ICON.

The application process will be open in fall. AFP is pleased to offer full conference registration fee plus some travel expenses for diverse communities scholarship recipients. This opportunity is generously funded by donors who have contributed to the diversity scholarship campaign. Deadline for application submission is December 1. Selected candidates will be notified by email.

Should you have questions about the AFP Diversity Scholarships Campaign, please contact

About the Diverse Communities Scholarship - Eligibility
-Fundraising professional who self identifies as being part of a marginalized community (Aboriginal person, Black/African-American, Alaskan Native, Arab, Asian, Asia Pacific Islander, Faith-based, First Nation/Inuit/Metis, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ+, Person with disabilities, Jewish, Rural, or Another underrepresented community.)
-Never attended an NSFRE/AFP International Conference on Fundraising (ICON).
-Understand that this may be a partial scholarship (conference fees and some travel support only) and that scholar may be required to find additional funds needed to attend this conference (such as travel expenses).
-Understand that their name as an AFP Diverse Communities Scholar may be listed/promoted in AFP communications.
-Understand that if selected as a Diverse Communities Scholar, that scholar will attend all required sessions at AFP ICON and complete an evaluation.

AFP Eastern PA Scholarship Questions

For more information on scholarship opportunities, please contact:
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