Scholarship Opportunities

AFP Indian River is committed to supporting fundraising professionals in all areas of professional development. Our Scholarship Committee accepts and reviews scholarship applications from fund development professionals seeking assistance with annual AFP membership fees, attending the AFP International annual conference and other professional development opportunities such as the annual Florida Planet Philanthropy conference.



AFP Indian River welcomes any active chapter member who has not attended an AFP or NSFRE International Conference to apply for the Chamberlain Scholarship. With support from the AFP Foundation, every AFP chapter can offer one Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the recipient’s conference registration, minus a $10 processing fee, to the AFP ICON.

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.

To apply and request a Chamberlain application:

Contact Emily Long


Our AFP chapter is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities to attend AFP’s 58th International Conference on Fundraising (AFPICON) in Minneapolis MN, June 28 - 30, 2021. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 8th at 5 pm.

The two scholarships are:

1)    AFP Chamberlain Scholarship, which covers the conference registration fee, plus a $1,000 stipend from our local chapter to help with travel-related expenses. 

2)    AFP Indian River Member Scholar, which includes a $1,500 stipend from AFP Indian River to cover early bird registration and travel-related expenses.


To be eligible, you must:

-       Be a member in good-standing of AFP Indian River

-       Be employed as a fundraising professional in a position that requires at least half of your time be spent on fundraising activities

-       Have never attended an AFP International Conference on Fundraising

-       Agree to complete an online evaluation form about your experience at AFPICON

-       Agree to provide a report to the AFP Indian River Board of Directors following the conference


Only one individual from an organization will be selected.


The application form is attached. Remember, the deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 8th to submit the attached form and cover letter.